Local athlete wins Nike Sparq Combine

Colin Spencer's impressive 41.7 inch vertical jump is only one of the stats that gave this senior the title of first in the nation.
Colin Spencer portrait by Danny Fulgencio

Colin Spencer won the Nike Sparq Combine in Houston this past spring, scoring first in the nation out of 12,000 high school athletes. A combine is a set of athletic tests that football recruiters use to evaluate prospects. Combine challenges include a 40-yard dash, vertical jump and bench press. Spencer, who will be a senior at Woodrow Wilson High School in the fall, trained three times

Colin Spencer portrait by Danny Fulgencio

a week at Performance Course in Allen to prepare for the Nike combine in March. Spencer plays cornerback for the Woodrow Wildcats, and he’s been playing football since sixth-grade. He also runs track, and he says his goal is to win an athletic scholarship to a Division 1 school. Here are Spencer’s combine scores: 40-yard dash, 4.42 minutes; shuttle, 3.87 minutes; power ball toss, 39.5 feet; vertical jump, 41.7 inches.

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  • We’re sorry for the mistake, Susie.

  • Susie, Dallas TX

    Shame on you Rachel. Can you imagine how excited this young man must have been to have been showcased in your article, and then how disappointed he must have been to see you give a stat of 4+ MINUTES for a 40 yard dash. You have a responsibility to your readers AND to your subject. I hope you now know that “spell check” will never replace good old fashioned “proof reading”. This young man is doing all the right things and you couldn’t take a moment to proof read these few lines to make sure you got it right. Shame, shame, shame. Oh, and the obligatory correction in a future edition, wont change what you allowed to happen here.

  • Christopher Glaeser

    Hi Rachel, the 40-yard dash and shuttle times should be seconds, not minutes.

    Christopher Glaeser
    Freelap USA