AMBA ETTA-TAWO INVITED TO 2017 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Orange wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo (Powder Springs, Ga.) will take part in the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, which begins later this month at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Etta-Tawo is one of 57 receivers on the official participant list, released Wednesday, Feb. 15 by the NFL.

A graduate transfer, Etta-Tawo authored the most prolific receiving season in Syracuse football history during his one year on campus. Etta-Tawo set or tied 10 school records in 2016, including the SU single-season marks for most receptions (94), most receiving yards (1,482), most receiving yards per game (123.5) and most 100-yard receiving games (7). He also tied the Orange season standard with 14 touchdown receptions, including a program-record five against Pittsburgh on Nov. 26.

Among Power-Five receivers, Etta-Tawo ranked second to Biletnikoff Award winner Dede Westbrook of Oklahoma in receiving yardage, and was third in catches. After the season, Etta-Tawo earned unanimous All-ACC First Team honors and was named to four All-America teams.

The NFL Scouting Combine is the premier pre-draft evaluation and scouting showcase for college prospects hoping to be selected in the NFL Draft. This year’s event features 330 participants and runs from Feb. 28 to March 6. Each position group goes through four days of testing, which includes everything from interviews with NFL franchises, to on-field drills and workouts. Receivers are scheduled to arrive in Indianapolis March 1 with on-field testing set for March 4.

This 2017 NFL Draft takes place April 27-29 along the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

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