Tight end Ladarius Green makes a leaping catch against North Texas.
Former UL cornerback Bill Bentley and tight end Ladarius Green are among a select 120 college players invited to the annual NFL Combine, a talent show/screen test for prospects in April’s NFL draft that allows scouts and coaches to evaluate prospective players. The pair helped lead the Ragin’ Cajuns to a win in the 2011 New Orleans Bowl and each was also invited to the recent Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
Bently and Green will join eight players from LSU — linebacker Ryan Baker, defensive lineman Michael Brockers, defensive back Ron Brooks, defensive back Morris Claiborne, quarterback Jordan Jefferson, tight end DeAngelo Peterson, receiver Rueben Randle and strong safety Brandon Taylor — as well as Louisiana Tech running back Lennon Creer and McNeese free safety Janzen Jackson for a total of 12 players from the Bayou State invited to the prestigious event.
See the complete official invitation list for the combine here.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.