Football: Maysonet invited to NFL Scouting Combine

ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet will participate in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Stony Brook senior Miguel Maysonet of Riverhead has been invited to participate in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, it was announced today.

Maysonet is one of only 38 running backs invited, and has been designated as RB23 based on alphabetical order.

Stony Brook’s all-time leading rusher will arrive in Indiana on Feb. 21 and go through registration, an examination, orientation and interviews.

On Day 2, Maysonet will be tested on his measurements, such as height and weight. Following more examinations, he will meet with the media and conduct interviews with potential teams.

Day 3 includes meetings with the NFL Players Association, psychological testing and more interviews with teams.

The final day may be the most important of the four. Maysonet will be tested in the 40-yard dash, vertical, broad jump, three-cone drill and shuttle run. Many players who have excelled in the on-field workouts have seen their draft stock rise.

The four-day combine in an intense, four-day job interview in advance of the NFL Draft, which will be held April 26 through 28.

Maysonet, a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, given to the outstanding player in FCS, rushed for 1,964 yards, the 11th most yards in a season in FCS history, and scored 23 total touchdowns in 2012.

The 5-foot-10, 210-pound back accounted for more than 100 rushing yards in a game six times and had three games with 200 or more yards in 2012. During a four-game span, he rushed for a career-high three times, capped by a 233-yard, two-touchdown performance at Coastal Carolina.

In Stony Brook’s two FBS games last season, Maysonet totaled 158 yards and a touchdown against Syracuse and 220 yards and two scores in a 23-3 win over Army. Maysonet increased his rushing totals in each of three seasons as a Seawolf, rushing for 1,128 yards as a sophomore to 1,633 as a junior to 1,964 as a senior.

When factoring in his freshman season at Hofstra, he finished his college career with 5,110 yards, good for 17th all-time in FCS history, and 51 touchdowns, despite averaging only 16 carries per game.

The 2011 and 2012 Big South Offensive Player of the Year recorded 21 games with 100 or more yards, had six games with three touchdowns and is the only player in school and conference history with two games of four scores.

Maysonet also owns school and conference records for career rushing yards (4,725), yards per game (127.7), touchdowns (53) and rushing attempts (695).