COMMERCE, Texas- Jefferson Fritz’s journey to a career in professional football continued on Wednesday, as the four-time All-American and former UMHB safety took part in the pro day at Texas A&M University-Commerce, showcasing his skill set in a variety of ways.
Having garnered interest from a number of professional teams over the course of his fifth collegiate season in 2021, Fritz has the potential to be the fourth Crusader to make an NFL roster. His high marks on Wednesday certainly showed that.
Fritz’s Pro Day Marks
Vertical Jump: 40 inches
Broad Jump:10 feet, 5 inches
225 lb Bench Press Reps: 26
3-cone Drill: 6.9 seconds
40 yard dash: 4.56 seconds
“It was a great environment to be in and I knew that if I just got into one pro day that I would put up some pretty good numbers,” Fritz told True To The Cru. “The marks I put up were expected. I wanted to jump at least 40, but I have jumped higher than that in training. And in the 40, I wanted to hit 4.4-4.5, like I had been in training, but it was a good day to say the least.
“I can’t thank A&M commerce enough for letting me come out to their pro day and show what I have to offer.”
A finalist for D-III football’s top award, the Gagliardi Trophy, Fritz comes off a season in which he tallied 44 solo tackles, and added two interceptions and eight pass breakups. He was also named the ASC’s Defensive Player of the Year and D3football.com’s Defensive Player of the Year.