GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College's Joseph Pearson is in Texas this Saturday and Sunday to participate in the National Football League's (NFL) Super Regional Combine at Cowboys Stadium.
Pearson earned the opportunity with a solid performance at an NFL Regional Combine earlier this year. The Super Regional Combine is similar to the National Scouting Combine, as invitees have the opportunity to work out and showcase their talents in front of NFL club scouts and player personnel staff. In 2012, more than 25% of Super Regional Combine participants earned NFL contracts. The Super Regional Combine will also be covered by NFL Network and NFL.com.
Pearson has not stopped working since his eligibility ended last fall. The 6-2, 275-pound offensive lineman was among 76 NCAA Division III and NAIA football seniors to play in the Dream Bowl All-Star Game Jan. 21 in Salem, Va. He has also been working out regularly at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, which is owned and operated by former NFL and Wake Forest receiver Ricky Proehl.
Pearson concluded his two-year Guilford career last fall with 18 career appearances and 17 starting assignments. He played in all 10 games of his senior season with nine starts. He started for an offense that ranked third among Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) passing leaders with an average of 261.1 yards per game. Pearson blocked for classmate Mike Williams, who ranked seventh among ODAC rushing leaders with 717 rushing yards and had three 100-yard rushing games. Guilford (5-5, 4-3 ODAC) had three contests with at least 400 total offensive yards, including a 565-yard effort in the Quakers' road win over league-rival Randolph-Macon, the fourth-most prolific offensive game in school history. Pearson also served as a Quakers' long snapper.