INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the NFL’s annual scouting combine in Indianapolis (all times local):
New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur saw the Vanderbilt quarterback milling around during informal interviews at the NFL scouting combine but didn’t need to call him over for a get-to-know-you interview.
He already knows more about the Commodores QB than anyone else in Indianapolis this week — it’s his son, Kyle Shurmur.
The younger Shurmur said his father gave him a “bro hug” when they ran into each other for the first time at the five-day gathering of coaches, executives and college prospects.
Then, they both went their separate ways, with Pat Shurmur resuming his evaluation of other players and Kyle Shurmur trying to impress other coaches.
“We’re both here, but at the same time he’s got a job to do and I’ve got a job to do here,” the younger Shurmur said.
The elder Shurmur said he’s a proud papa just like any father would be to see his son at the NFL combine.
“Well, I’m extremely proud of him,” the Giants coach said. “He’s made great decisions. He did an excellent job in high school, giving himself the opportunity to go to a place like Vanderbilt. He graduated in 3½ years, helped them win games. He’s a good player.”
—Reporting by AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.