KENNESAW — Kennesaw State hosted its pro day Monday, with the Owls’ NFL hopefuls joined by players from many other colleges, including Reinhardt, West Georgia and Albany State.
Former Reinhardt quarterback Billy Hall was the only passer at the showcase, and he received plenty of work between drills and positional workouts in front of NFL scouts from all over the country.
Hall’s athleticism was on full display as he ran a 4.63-second 40-yard dash — a solid time for quarterbacks — and had a 7.69-second shuttle drill time. His vertical jump also tested well, maxing out at 33 inches, marking his height better than some receivers and defensive backs.
“It is awesome,” the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Hall said. “This is what you dream of your entire life when you first start playing football.”
Hall was accurate with his passes during receiver drills and appeared confident in each throw. He completed multiple tight sideline throws to Samford standout and Cherokee High School product Montrell Washington.
“I think today went pretty well,” Hall said. “I jumped well — better than I thought I would — and I threw the ball decently, even with timing being a little bit different. Overall, I think I performed well.”
Hall led Reinhardt to a 9-3 record as a senior, totaling 1,670 yards and 20 touchdowns to nine interceptions. Over his final three seasons, he accounted for 4,132 yards, 45 touchdowns and 15 interceptions, as well as 1,407 rushing yards with 17 touchdowns.
The Scott, Tennessee, native came to Reinhardt in 2017, starting as a true freshman in the NAIA championship game that season. He took advantage of an extra year of eligibility afforded athletes due to the pandemic to play five years for the Eagles.
Kennesaw State also had plenty of its own players perform well, including linebacker Xavier Reddick and running back Kyle Glover.
The 6-1, 230-pound Reddick, a McEachern High School product who played his first three seasons at Georgetown, showed nice speed and even worked out with a pair of defensive backs when position groups were broken up.
“I was a little more relaxed in the positional drills,” Reddick said. “Coaches were joking to start it off, and I felt smooth. I feel like I did really well there.”
The 5-11, 215-pound Glover showcased his explosiveness in the positional drills, though he really shined in his vertical test, hitting the day’s second-highest mark at 35½ inches. Fellow Kennesaw State running back Irving Smith was right behind with a 35-inch vertical.
Reddick’s vertical jump was 29 inches, and his shuttle time of 4.52 seconds was solid for his position.
Reddick finished the 2021 season with 36 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one interception in 12 games. Glover ran for 659 yards and one touchdown on 134 attempts, while also adding 70 yards and a score through the air.
“You always want to be the best, and that is the goal playing out here at Kennesaw State,” Reddick said. “This is the gold standard. Out here at this pro day, I want to be the best, and I feel like today went well for me.”
Reddick, like many of the other hopefuls, was excited to earn an opportunity to showcase his skills in front of NFL talent scouts.
“For me, being the first one in my family to be at a pro day, it was exciting,” Reddick said. “My little brothers and nephews were here, so they were able to see me, and, one day, they will be better than me at their pro day.”