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Khalid Henderson ready to prove NFL doubters wrong

Khalid Henderson with his family after Friday's Pro Day. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Khalid Henderson with his family after Friday's Pro Day. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Khalid Henderson with his family after Friday’s Pro Day. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Knowing he “executed” and did the best he could was all that mattered to Kentucky linebacker Khalid Henderson Friday.

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds, did 17 reps on the bench press and had a 30-inch vertical leap in front of scouts from 30 NFL teams, including Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, during UK’s Pro Day.

“I was hoping for a little better 40 time, but as long as I looked smooth is what matters,” he said. “I have worked on being light on my feet for all the drills.”

12 Cats will participate in Pro Day Friday

Josh Forrest makes a tackle against Louisville. (Vicky Graff Photo)
Josh Forrest makes a tackle against Louisville. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Josh Forrest makes a tackle against Louisville. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Kentucky’s annual NFL Pro Day will be held Fridayin the Nutter Indoor Field House. Twelve draft-eligible former Wildcats will showcase their skills to the NFL teams scheduled to attend.

PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN PRO DAY
• All were seniors in 2015 unless noted otherwise
• Heights and weights were from the 2015 season unless noted otherwise

Joey Herrick, WR, 6-1, 203
• Earned a scholarship after coming to UK as a walk-on
• Played his freshman season at Kilgore (Texas) College
• Was a vital performer on special teams in punt and kickoff coverage and return
• SEC Academic Honor Roll