2023 NFL Combine: USC’s Andrew Vorhees information 38 bench press reps after tearing ACL

USC offensive lineman Andrew Vorhees, a prospect within the 2023 NFL Draft, reportedly suffered a torn ACL throughout final weekend’s NFL mix. The damage may power Vorhees to overlook his rookie NFL season. 

While a torn ACL would usually put an finish to a participant’s mix exercises, that was not the case with Vorhees. Following the damage, he set the high-water mark for bench press reps, notching 38 reps at 225 kilos — whereas solely utilizing one leg.

Vorhees’ efficiency went viral on social media, particularly after no different mix participant was in a position to beat his complete on the bench press.

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Vorhees was a key a part of an offensive line that blocked for 2022 Heisman Trophy Winner Caleb Williams. In truth, he watched Williams settle for the award in individual after the quarterback organized for that complete place group to attend the Heisman ceremony.

Several of Vorhees’ former Trojans coaches, together with Lincoln Riley, praised the lineman on Twitter after his feat.

Vorhees missed the 2022 Pac-12 Championship Game and 2023 Cotton Bowl as a consequence of an unspecified damage, the severity of which was by no means absolutely revealed. Riley typically publicly alluded to Vorhees enjoying damage in the course of the second half of final season and did so once more on Tuesday.

FOX Sports faculty soccer analyst Joel Klatt additionally mentioned Vorhees’ damage within the newest episode of “The Joel Klatt Show,” utilizing Vorhees’ unlucky setback for instance of why he has disdain for the mix.

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“I’m sick to my stomach when I see guys doing things that have no translation to what they are going to do on the football field, and then they get hurt,” Klatt stated. “Namely, I can’t stand that we put linemen through some of these drills [like the 40-yard dash] that, quite frankly, don’t translate at all, and then we wind up seeing an injury.” 

Still, Klatt gave Vorhees credit score for coming again and excelling on the bench press.

“How about that?” Klatt stated. “Good on Andrew Vorhees.”

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