Hoosiers Set for NFL Combine

    Go Hoosiers! Cornerback Tracy Porter is scheduled to arrive at the NFL Combine on Sunday.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Cornerback Tracy Porter is scheduled to arrive at the NFL Combine on Sunday.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 21, 2008

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Hoosier football players Tim Bugg (long snapper), James Hardy (wide receiver) and Tracy Porter (cornerback) are set to attend the National Football League's Scouting Combine. Bugg is scheduled to arrive this afternoon, followed by Hardy on Friday and Porter on Sunday.

    The NFL Network will provide live coverage of the event at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis through Tuesday, Feb. 26. The NFL Draft will take place on April 26-27.

    Bugg and the rest of the specialists will work out on Saturday, while Hardy gets his opportunity on Sunday. Porter and the cornerbacks receive their opportunity to impress the pro personnel on Tuesday.

    In 2007, Hardy became the Hoosiers' all-time and single-season record holder in receptions and touchdown catches and holds the school's career mark in receiving yards. He was a first team All-Big Ten selection and was named an All-American by the Associated Press,,, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Hardy is the Hoosiers' all-time receiving leader in touchdowns (36), yards (2,740) and receptions (191). He is the only wide receiver in Indiana history to surpass 2,500 career yards, 175 career receptions and 35 career touchdowns.

    A 2007 team captain, All-Big Ten selection and All-Big Ten honoree, Porter etched his name into the Hoosier record book during his senior campaign. He finished the 2007 season with a team-high six interceptions and tied for third on IU's single-season list with his career-high six picks - the first Hoosier since Mark Sutor in 1982 to reach the six-interception mark. Porter, who shined in the Senior Bowl last month, also finished second on the school's career interception list with 16 picks, trailing only Tim Wilbur's 19. He does hold the top spot on the career interception return yardage list with 413 yards, breaking Wilbur's mark of 360.



    Bugg, who also played in the Senior Bowl, was a pivotal part of IU's special teams unit in 2007, serving as the team's long snapper on punts, field goals and extra points. The Hoosiers converted all 49 extra point attempts and 21-of-23 field goals on the season. He also served as Indiana's long snapper the entire 2006 campaign and the first six games of the 2005 season.


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