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Draft Scout Chris Lum News
03/26/12 - Lum, who has been training at the TEST academy with former Delaware QB (and former NFL QB) Scott Brunner, had already delivered some fantastic numbers at Indiana (PA) earlier this month, so he didn't do the full array of workouts. And Scott's brother Todd Brunner, a regional scout for the San Francisco 49ers (and former Lehigh QB), was at the pro day as well to check things out. Keith Groller of the Morning Call talked with Chris after the Pro Day. Lehigh coach Andy Coen was observing the session and was impressed. "I think he threw the deep balls better than he did during the course of his career here," Coen said. "He does look stronger and he's probably gained about 10 pounds. He had a great showing here." "I missed a few throws, but overall I'm very happy with my performance," Lum said. "I just wanted to throw today, and while there was just two eyes here, we filmed it and we'll send it out to all of the teams." - Lehigh Football Nation
03/24/12 - On the same day the Lehigh University football program began spring drills and took its first step toward the 2012 season, the Mountain Hawks got a blast from the past. Chris Lum, the program's standout quarterback in back-to-back Patriot League championship seasons, was the central figure in an NFL Pro Day conducted Friday at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Lum was joined by former Lehigh teammates Troy McKenna, who is trying to convert from offensive lineman to tight end, and wide receiver Jake Drwal. Former Lafayette wideout Mitchell Bennett and tight end Kevin Doty were also there, as were former Villanova defensive back James Pitts, three players from Bucknell and several Division II prospects. This was a very different Pro Day than the one Lehigh held in March 2011, when 15 NFL representatives convened at Ulrich to get a look at offensive lineman Will Rackley, who one month later would be taken by Jacksonville in the third round of the NFL Draft as the 76th selection overall. This time only Todd Brunner, a former Lehigh quarterback who is a regional scout for the San Francisco 49ers, was in attendance to conduct the tests. Lum had attended previous Pro Day sessions at Duquesne and IUP where he was timed and measured, so in this one he just showed off his arm. "I missed a few throws, but overall I'm very happy with my performance," Lum said. "I just wanted to throw today, and while there was just two eyes here, we filmed it and we'll send it out to all of the teams." Lum had a tryout with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League last week. - Keith Groller, The Allentown Morning Call
03/24/12 - Scott Brunner knows what it takes to come from a small collegiate football program and make it into the NFL. The former University of Delaware quarterback led the Blue Hens to the NCAA Division II national championship in 1979 — his only season as a starter — and was drafted by the New York Giants in 1980. Now Brunner, who retired from the NFL in 1986, works for TEST Football Academy in Martinsville, N.J., and trains quarterbacks who aspire to play at the next level. Brunner was on hand at the Lehigh University Pro Day on Friday morning watching one of his latest clients, Chris Lum, showcase his talents for NFL scouts. “I think he’s a great prospect, we’re looking forward to the draft and if that doesn’t work out, we’ll pursue free agency,” said Brunner, who has worked with clients such as Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, also a former Delaware player. “I think he has a great shot to get into a camp. Once you’re in a camp, you just have to kick the door down and I think he’ll do that.” Lum, teammates Jake Drwal (receiver) and Troy McKenna (tight end) as well as Lafayette seniors Mitchell Bennett (receiver) and Kevin Doty (tight end) comprised a group of 15 college seniors on hand at Ulrich Sports Complex participating in a variety of combine-like exercises and feats of strength including the 40-yard dash, vertical leap, three-cone drill and bench press. Lum, who threw for 4,378 yards and 32 touchdowns this past season and finished runner up in the Walter Payton Award voting, said his agent, Brent Nowicki, helped get him in contact with TEST and Brunner. - Michael LoRe, The Express-Times
01/06/12 - After spending a few days at home, Lum will return to Lehigh and complete his spring semester and graduate in May. While getting back into the classroom, he plans on pursuing post-college football opportunities. “It’s something I really want to do and something I want to pursue,” Lum said. “I’ve been talking to about six or seven different agents and nearing a decision on an agent. I definitely want to have a Pro Day at Lehigh and see how it all goes.” Lum, who plans on working out with senior wideout Jake Drwal, who is also pursuing pro football opportunities, said he’s contacted former Mountain Hawks’ offensive lineman Will Rackley. Rackley just concluded his rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played in 15 games with 14 starts at guard and blocked for the NFL’s leading rusher Maurice Jones-Drew, who rushed for 1,606 yards. “Realistically, we’re in different shoes; I’m not going in the third round of the draft,” Lum said of Rackley, the 76th overall pick last April. “I haven’t really had an in-depth conversation with him, but we’ve spoken a little bit about the process. “I’ve been told I’m on the radar and my stock is increasing little by little. I’m sure this award won’t hurt.” - Michael LoRe, The Express-Times