Senior middle linebacker, Charles Scicli took part in the San Jose NFL Pro Day a couple weeks ago becoming the third Poet football player this year with an opportunity to make it into the pro ranks. Fellow seniors Dameron Fooks and Kimble Tillman participated in the Cal Lutheran NFL tryouts in early March.
Scicli, a 5'11", 230 lb linebacker who transferred in from San Jose State a couple years ago produced impressive results at the combine finishing the broad jump with a mark of 9'9" and the vertical with a 34.5".
Prior to taking part in the combine, Scicli signed with the Factory Agency in January and started working out with 4 time gold and silver Olympian Bryan Clay, while training at Velocity Sports with PJ Nestler.
"I had a great day, saw many friends of mine who I played with here at San Jose State. I am excited about my future, I'm going to keep working hard to make my dreams a reality. There are never any guarantees in life, all I can do is work hard every day," said Scicli.
This fall, Scicli led the defensive unit as one of the captains. He grabbed 1st Team All-SCIAC recognition as a linebacker after earning 2nd Team honors last season as a junior. He was also tagged a Pre-Season All-American according to USA Football and was 2nd in the nation in forced fumbles his junior year. He finished this season starting in all nine games finishing with 89 tackles (48 solo, 41 assisted), a sack for a six yard loss, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one breakup.
Scicli now awaits the NFL Draft to see if he will be picked up by one of the NFL Teams. Since he took part in the pro day he has been in touch with a variety of NFL teams including the Jacksonville Jaguars who have been talking to him at length.
"Scicli was the only athlete to work out on the offensive and defensive side of the ball for the scouts. You don't see that very often," said Poet head coach Todd Stratton. "All he needed was an opportunity and this pro day was his coming out party."