Cambridge, Mass. - March 21, 2019 - Springfield College's Nick Giorgio (Cumberland, R.I.) was one of 11 players to participate in Harvard University's Football Pro Day at Palmer Dixon Strength & Conditioning Center and Mignone Field. Giorgio was one of just three Division III student-athletes from the area to earn the opportunity to work out.
This marks the second-straight season that a Springfield College football student-athlete has attended an event for draft-eligible players, as Jordan Wilcox worked out at UMass last year.
Giorgio performed a variety of tests in front of 15 scouts representing 12 NFL franchises, including the Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans.
The pro day itinerary included the bench press, vertical jump and broad jump, as well as positional drills. Measuring in at 6'0" and 246 pounds, Giorgio put up 26 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, had a broad jump of 9'3" and completed the 40-yard dash in 4.72, the fastest of any defensive lineman at the workout. He also finished the three-cone drill in 7.34 seconds, the fastest time among defensive players on the day.
At the conclusion of his collegiate career, Giorgio received numerous national honors in recognition of his tremendous senior season. An AFCA and AP First Team All-America selection, Giorgio was one of 13 semifinalists for the Gagliardi National Player of the Year Trophy, and was named both the Gridrion Club of Greater Boston's Division II/III New England Defensive Player of the Year and the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Athlete of the Year. He also received the most votes among Division III student-athletes for the Cliff Harris Award, which is presented to the nation's top small college defensive player representing more than 5,000 defensive players from almost 500 NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA colleges and universities. He totaled 82 tackles, including 29 tackles-for-loss and 14 sacks, to go along with four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two blocked kicks. He ranks second among all active college football players for career tackles-for-loss per game (1.91), is the Division III active leader for career forced fumbles (9), while his 82 tackles was the third most for a defensive end in Division III football this year.