More than 20 of the 32 NFL teams were on hand to evaluate 11 ULM Warhawks eager to pursue a dream of becoming a professional football player at the school’s annual Pro Day.
The ULM Warhawks that participated in the ULM Pro Day were cornerback Justin Backus(Mesquite, Texas), offensive lineman Rey Baltazar (Marbel Falls, Texas), punter Dayton Balvanz (Eldora, Iowa), running back Tyler Cain (West Monroe), wide receiver Rashon Ceasar (Clinton), safety Stonewall Hunter (Richwood), wide receiver Jared Mapps (Pearland, Texas), linebacker Braxton Moore (Norman, Illinois), tight end Alec Osborne (Geismar), wide receiver Tre’ Perrier (Kenner) and offensive lineman Jeff Savage (Smackover, Arkansas).
Local products high school Cain and Hunter were excited about the opportunity to come out on their home turf and perform.
For Cain, who was denied a fifth-year medical grayshirt by the NCAA prior to the 2016 season keeping him on the shelf all year, ULM Pro Day was a day a year in the making where he showed the same determination that he delivered for ULM and West Monroe in high school.
“I am happy with everything that transpired today,” Cain said. “I am going to go home and work on the areas that I need to work on to get my opportunity. When I get my opportunity, the world is going to know that I am here.”
Cain, who has always been known for his competitive spirit, talked about how great it was to put on the ULM gear again and come out and show what he has to offer.
ULM safety Stonewall Hunter has witnessed the ULM Pro Days since his freshman year at the school.
“It was a pretty good day,” Hunter said. “Since my freshman year here at ULM, we have always had Pro Day for the scouts so it was something that I was looking forward to. To be able to come out on my home turf and…