Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Former NGU standout quarterback Willy Korn participated in Clemson University’s Pro Day on Friday, March 8th, an annual showcase for junior and senior college football players to “showoff” in front of head coaches, scouts, and other personnel from organizations in the National Football League, and other professional football leagues.  


Korn cashed a solid performance making a variety of throws to former Clemson teammates Chad Diehl and Xavier Dye, showing off his velocity, which was a concern after he suffered a shoulder injury that plagued him for many years.  “I feel like the velocity and zip was good,” Korn told Mark Boynton of the Spartanburg Herald.  “I felt like I could've been a bit more accurate, so I need to continue working on that.  My main focus the past three months was getting as much velocity as possible and now that I feel I've shown I have the velocity, I think I have to show off a little better accuracy and put the ball more where it needs to be.  I missed a couple of throws I should've made during the day, and that's going to be the big thing I work on.”

In the 40 yard dash, Korn clocked in at a 4.7 and is rated the 48th best quarterback prospect of the 125 eligible gunslingers.  He is ranked the 999th (out of 2778 prospects) overall prospect in the 2012 NFL draft according to (Follow link for Willy Korn draft profile) and has been garnering interest from high profile teams such as the Green Bay Packers (follow link for a story on Willy Korn written by the Packers' Bill Huber).

Korn, a former high school All-American at Byrnes High School in Inman, SC, began his college career at Clemson, but finished his career with a two-year stint at North Greenville where he went 18-4 as a starter, and lead the Crusaders to an National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Victory Bowl Championship in 2010, and to the NCAA Division II national quarterfinals in 2012.  He became only NGU’s second NCAA Division II All-Regional selection in 2012, and was a two-time NCCAA All-American.

In his career at NGU, Korn passed for 4,058 yards and 45 touchdowns with just 11 interceptions.  He also rushed the ball 212 times for 944 yards and 11 touchdowns.  Korn, who has been preparing for his tryouts in a facility in Charlotte, will participate in another Pro Day at Coastal Carolina University on March 27th