Lester Jean and the man who threw this pass, Jeff Van Camp, along with tight end Rob Housler have been invited to the NFL scouting combine. (Photo courtesy Ralph Notaro / NDM Images)
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Three chosen for combine
Quarterback Jeff Van Camp, wide receiver Lester Jean and tight end Rob Housler earned invitations to the NFL scouting combine.
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The clock hasn't struck midnight yet, but new year is already off to good start for the main cogs in FAU's 2010 passing offense.
Quarterback Jeff Van Camp, wide receiver Lester Jean and tight end Rob Housler received invitations on Friday to the NFL's scouting combine in February.
The players were alerted via email of the request to participate in the National Invitational Camp held in Indianapolis from Feb. 23 through March 1, where scouts from every NFL team puts top prospects through a series of drills that test skills, athletic ability and mental ability.
“It means that there are a lot of teams that want to see me,” Jean said. “My dream is coming true. It's a true blessing from God. It's a great opportunity.”
Van Camp through for 2,459 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Owls despite playing behind a young and inexperienced offensive line in 2010.
Jean led FAU with 64 catches and 988 receiving yards as a senior, and his eight touchdowns tied running back Alfred Morris for the team lead.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound wideout's one-handed grab and run for a 77-yard touchdown against UAB was one of the year's signature plays for FAU.
“I've got to thank Jeff because he threw me the ball and all the coaches because they gave me the opportunity with a scholarship,” Jean said.
Housler's 39 catches and 629 yards trailed only Jean. The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder's four touchdown receptions included two against Texas in a return to his home state.
Jean is also slated to play in the East-West Shrine game in Orlando. Housler has been selected to play in the Texas vs. The Nation game in San Antonio.