Chris Kelsay Diary

By NU Athletic Communications

This is the second in a series of features leading up to the 2003 NFL Draft. In this series for, former Husker Chris Kelsay shares his thoughts and experiences on preparations for the draft and the NFL Combine, his meetings with NFL coaches, scouts and executives and other events in preparing for the start of his NFL career. In the first segment, Kelsay covered the first month after the conclusion of the Husker football season. In this segment, Kelsay talks about how he feels heading to the NFL Combine which began in Indianapolis on Tuesday.

The next update from Chris will come shortly after the NFL Combine. Kelsay's written accounts will be available on, but to receive exclusive video and a live video chat with Kelsay in coming weeks sign up now for

Feb. 18, 2003
I leave for the NFL Combine in Indianapolis first thing Wednesday morning. I'm pretty excited and confident about how things will go. Honestly, I'm looking forward to getting it over with and moving on.

I've been down here in Bradenton training for about two months now. I feel as prepared as I can be for the Combine, and I'm ready to go up there and show what I've got. The knowledge the IMG people have about the Combine has been very helpful. I feel like I'm prepared for the types of drills I'll be doing not only physically, but mentally as well.

I'll be about there for about 3


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