MW Defensive Player of the Year, Jeff Allison, receives NFL Combine Invite

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FRESNO, Calif. — Until Thursday, it had been three years since a member of the Fresno State football team was invited to the annual NFL Scouting Combine. Among a list of 338 individuals seeking to fulfill childhood dreams, Bulldogs Jeff Allison, Mike Bell and Keesean Johnson were announced as three of the individuals that will be heading to Indianapolis to participate in the 2019 combine.

Allison and Bell were both early entries for the NFL Draft, having announced their declarations to forgo their respective senior seasons in December, while Johnson, a senior, recently impressed at the East-West Shrine game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The combine will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, starting on Feb. 26 and will conclude on March 4. The NFL Network will provide coverage of the event, March 1-4, when the on-field portion of the combine takes place.

Tentative on-field workout schedule:
Friday, March 1: Specialists, offensive linemen, running backs
Saturday, March 2: Tight ends, quarterbacks, wide receivers
Sunday, March 3: Defensive line, linebackers
Monday, March 4: Defensive backs

A total of 14 players will represent the Mountain West, and the Bulldogs share the league lead with San Diego State for the most invites (3).

All of Fresno State’s draft-eligible players will take part in Pro Day at Bulldog Stadium on Monday, March 18.

10-year Fresno State NFL Scouting Combine Invitation History

LB Jeff Allison
Mike Bell
WR KeeSean Johnson


DL Tyeler Davison
WR Josh Harper
DB Derron Smith

WR Davante Adams
WR Isaiah Burse
QB Derek Carr
TE Marcel Jensen

RB Robbie Rouse
S Phillip Thomas

WR Devon Wylie

DE Chris Carter
QB Ryan Colburn
WR Jamel Hamler
OL Andrew Jackson

WR Seyi Ajirotutu
CB A.J. Jefferson
P Robert Malone
RB Ryan Mathews
RB Lonyae Miller
WR Chastin West

Despite the recent drought of invitations, Fresno State has now sent 23 of its players to NFL Combine over the last 10 years.

2019 Mountain West NFL Scouting Combine Invitations (14)

Fresno State (3)
LB Jeff Allison
S Mike Bell
WR Keesean Johnson

San Diego State (3)
OL Ryan Pope
OL Tyler Roemer
TE Kahale Warring

Boise State (2)
RB Alexander Mattison
QB Brett Rypien

Wyoming (2)
DE Carl Granderson
S Andrew Wingard

Colorado State (1)
WR Bisi Johnson

Hawaii (1)
LB Jahlani Tavai

San Jose State (1)
TE Josh Oliver

Utah State (1)
TE Dax Raymond

For a full list of all of the 2019 invitations, visit

Fresno State Media Relations

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