LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall graduate, Barry Lovett ’09, will put his athletic wares on display in front of National Football League scouts at Temple University’s Pro Day, Thursday, March 18. It is the first of two pro days for Lovett, who will workout next Thursday at Stony Brook as well.
Since wrapping up his degree in December, Lovett has honed his focus on finding a chance to play football at the next level, and untraditional route for an F&M football alumnus. The Diplomats have not had a player put on an NFL helmet since the 1987 season when Mike and Tom Caterbone respectively suited up for the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles.
Lovett has pieced together NFL-worthy marks in mock combine sessions. He posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.49 seconds, a three-cone shuttle time of 4.00 seconds, and put up 225-pounds for 14 reps. His standing broad jump was measured at 10’ 10” and his vertical leap measured 38”.
In 2009, Lovett was named to the All-Centennial Conference First Team for the second time in as many years, following a season in which he broke up five passes and picked off three more. Lovett was the only defensive player unanimously selected to the first team. He rolled up 74 yards on his three interception returns, including a 62-yard return for a touchdown at McDaniel. That marked the second week in as many that Lovett had scored. He scooped and scored from 69-yards out in the win over Muhlenberg. Lovett had 33 tackles on the season, including 27 solo stops. His five tackles for losses included one sack.
Lovett has been working out Division I pro prospects such as Nekos Brown, Virginia Tech's defensive end, and Penn State linebacker, Sean Lee, a potential third round pick. He has also worked out with fellow defensive backs Kendrick Dawkins of Buffalo, and Ross Ventrone of Villanova. He has conducted formal training with Power Train Sports Institute in Lancaster. Power Train has worked with over 45 NFL players.
Lovett majored in Business, Organizations and Society at Franklin & Marshall.
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