Former Badger LB works out

Posted by Administrator On April - 4 - 2009

Former UW linebacker DeAndre Levy worked out for about eight NFL teams inside the McClain Center on Thursday morning.

He suffered a pulled hamstring at the scouting combine in Indianapolis, where he was only able to do the broad jump. He also wasn’t healthy enough to compete at UW’s Pro Timing Day about a month ago.

So, it was a big relief to Levy, who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds flat and had a vertical jump of about 35 1/2 inches.

Levy said he ran in the mid- to high-4.4 range during recent workouts and was hoping to duplicate that, but he was content with his time.

“A couple weeks ago, I put up a little bit better numbers (in training),” he said. “So I was a little disappointed. But (the scouts) were like, `Why are you disappointed? These numbers are good.’ If they were happy with it, I can’t complain at all.”

Former UW linebacker Jonathan Casillas, who was also expected to work out, was unable to, apparently due to a hamstring injury.