Four Hoosier athletes prepping for NFL with HU help

Rodney Forrister (left), a sport and exercise major at Huntington University, assists John Goodman, of the University of Notre Dame, with the Bod Pod, a machine that measures body composition. Goodman is preparing for the NFL’s upcoming combine. Photo provided.

Four Indiana athletes are preparing for the NFL's upcoming combine with the help of Huntington University's Bod Pod.

Darius Willis of Indiana University, Austin Coleman of the University of Saint Francis, Dre Muhammad of Indiana University and John Goodman of the University of Notre Dame visited the HU campus to use the university's state-of-the-art Bod Pod for body composition measurements.

With this information, the athletes will begin an eight-week training session to improve their chances of going pro. At the end of that time, they will return to HU for their final measurements to see if they have improved.

The athletes are working with AWP Sports Performance in Fort Wayne, an organization that aims to serve athletes with professional sports training while encouraging character development and Christian values.

AWP began working with Huntington last year.

The university purchased the Bod Pod in 2011 to offer students the most advanced means possible for measuring body composition. The equipment helps to prepare students for further educational experiences and training after graduation.