NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Three former Vanderbilt student-athletes – wide receiver Kalija Lipscomb, tight end Jared Pinkney and running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn — have received invitations to attend the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine.
The NFL Scouting Combine will be held Feb. 23-March 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. There, Lipscomb, Pinkney and Vaughn will be evaluated by executives, coaches, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams.
Tests include the 40-yard dash, bench press (225-pound repetitions), vertical jump, broad jump, 20-yard shuttle, three-cone shuttle, 60-yard shuttle, position-specific drills, physical measurements, interviews and additional evaluations.
Lipscomb, a native of New Orleans, topped the Commodores with 47 receptions and 511 receiving yards as a senior. As a three-year starter, Lipscomb finished his career among Vanderbilt’s all-time best with 194 receptions, 2,313 receiving yards and 21 touchdown catches.
Pinkney, from Norcross, Georgia, was a preseason candidate for both the John Mackey Award and Biletnikoff Award. As a senior, Pinkney contributed 20 receptions, good for 233 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He ranks among the program’s all-time leading tight ends with 114 receptions, 1,540 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.
In just 23 career appearances as a Commodore, Vaughn became one of Vanderbilt’s top five all-time rushers with 2,259 yards. The Nashville product also produced 21 rushing touchdowns, third most among Vanderbilt backs. He also became just the third Commodore back to post multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
In late January, the trio performed in front of NFL executives, coaches and scouts at Reese’s Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Alabama.
NFL Network will provide television coverage of the NFL Combine.