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Published February 24, 2010, 11:09 AM

Bison running back preps for the combine

(WDAY Sports) - Well ask any hardcore football fan what they get excited about in the off-season and you get two answers: The draft and the combine.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

Former Bison stud Pat Paschall hopes that both of those events become a reality for him.

The all American is in Indianapolis prepping for the scouting combine and coming off a solid performance at the shrine game, but knows what the doubters are saying.

“Can he play with the big guys? I think I proved that and then pass blocking, I showed down at the game and there were comments that I excelled at that. Really the biggest concern is my breakaway speed, and am I just a burner, so I think the 40 will clear that up and show that I’m a good athlete.”

Paschall is the third NDSU player in the last four years to participate in the combine.