Thursday, March 24, 2011

NFL Veterans are using Performance Centers like Ignition to stay in shape during the NFL Lockout.

Its not an ideal off season and we hope they work out a deal very soon, but in the meantime we look forward to helping NFL Players become faster, stronger, better. Staying In Shape In A Shapeless Offseason
Director Clif Marshall from Ignition Performance of suburban Cincinnati is hearing more and more from agents of veteran NFL players who want structure in their off-season conditioning program, now that the NFL has locked out the players and made team facilities off-limits.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Acho sets record, opens eyes at NFL combine as former Horns seek to improve draft status

The NFL Scouting Combine has dominated football coverage for the past week, even though the Texas players invited to the event didn’t do much of anything until the past two days.

Three of the five Longhorns at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine were defensive backs, meaning they didn’t work out until Tuesday. Defensive end Sam Acho worked out on Monday.

It was a slight decrease from 2010, when Texas sent seven players to work out at the combine.

The Longhorns ended up with three players drafted in the first two rounds last year, including No. 14 overall pick Earl Thomas. By most accounts, the only projected top-64 picks in this year’s draft are corner Aaron Williams and perhaps Acho.

Acho was the most impressive Texas player at the combine, according to the Professional Football Writers of America members in attendance in Indianapolis. He ran a sub-4.65-second 40-yard dash and was solid in position drills.

“I think my speed improved a lot,” said Acho, who has been training in Florida with Team Ignition and former Cincinnati Bengals strength coach Clif Marshall since graduating in December.

Acho worked out as a linebacker, as well, proving his versatility to teams thinking about drafting him to play as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.

The 2010 recipient of the Campbell Award — which goes to the college football player best exemplifying excellence in the classroom, on the field and in the community — also ran a record 6.69-second L-cone drill, the fastest ever for a defensive lineman.

“A lot of teams are looking to add me as a 3-4 backer, but I think some teams still are looking at me as a 4-3 defensive end, so I’m comfortable playing any position,” Acho said.

On Tuesday, former Texas cornerbacks Chykie Brown, Curtis Brown and Williams worked out for teams.

Williams, who ran a 4.52-second 40, could also play safety at the professional level.

The fifth Longhorn at the combine, offensive tackle Kyle Hix, worked out with other offensive linemen last Saturday. His best mark came in the vertical jump, where he posted the third-best time of any offensive lineman at 32 inches. He was less impressive in the 40, with a time of 5.46 seconds.

Hix missed last year’s Oklahoma State game with a concussion and then had to recuperate from a knee injury after the season.

“I just got back to 100 percent,” he said. “I have just been focused on being in shape for the combine and being able to do everything they ask at the combine.”

It’s no surprise that fewer Texas players are expected to be selected by teams after a 5-7 season, but fans, coaches and players alike will be watching the league’s draft on April 28 to see who goes first.

By Will Anderson, Daily Texan Staff
Published: Wednesday, March 2, 2011


UC Bearcat Jason Kelce Dominates at 2011 NFL Combine

Over the past four years Ignition has trained over 18 players from the UC Bearcats Football Program for the NFL Combine and Pro Days. Guys such as John Bowie, Haruki Nakamura, Connor Barwin and Mardy Gilyard have all chosen to use the Ignition program to improve their strength and speed before NFL Workouts. This year it was Jason Kelce the UC Senior Center who went to the combine and shattered records in the agility drills and ran as fast as any Offensive Lineman in the combine.

Watch the video link below on his training program:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Ignition had a very productive week at the 2011 NFL Combine. Of the 330 players invited this year, 8 of them were representing TEAM IGNITION in the performance testing. Two of our athletes, Jason Kelce and Sam Acho broke All Time Records in agility drills and another player, Edmond Gates ran one of the fastest 40 yard sprints and ranked number 1 in his position. We give glory to God for giving our players the strength and courage to compete at their best. Take a look at how TEAM IGNITION fared in Indianapolis this year.

Jason Kelce Cincinnati OL
Out of 59 Offensive Linemen
Fastest 40YD Sprint = 4.9
Fastest 20YD Shuttle – 4.14 (Breaks Record)
Fastest L Cone – 7.22
Top Five in Broad Jump – 9.2
Top Ten in Vertical Jump = 30.5

Edmund Gates Albilene Christian WR
Out of 46 Wide Receivers
Fastest 40YD Sprint – 4.37
2nd Longest Broad Jump – 10.11
Top Five in Vertical Jump – 40

Aldrick Robinson SMU WR
Out of 46 Wide Receivers
3rd Fastest 40YD Sprint – 4.43
Top Five Vertical – 40
3rd Fastest 60yd Shuttle – 11.03
Top Ten 20yd Shuttle – 4.09
Top Ten L Cone = 6.68

Charles Clay Tulsa TE
Out of 17 Tight Ends
2nd Fastest Short Shuttle – 4.15
Top Ten 40YD Sprint – 4.73
Top Five Broad Jump – 9.10

Sam Acho Texas DL
Out of 60 Defensive Linemen
Fastest 10YD Sprint – 1.60
3RD Fastest 40yd Sprint – 4.68
Fastest L Cone = 6.69 (Breaks Record)
Top Five Short Shuttle = 4.32