- Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2015

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Miami head athletic trainer Vinny Scavo is heading to next month’s NFL Combine, to assist in the evaluation process of more than 300 pro football hopefuls.

Scavo says he’s making the trip even though he will miss some of the early portion of spring football season at Miami, though both he and the school said the opportunity was one that couldn’t be turned down.

He says the invite was “humbling.”

Miami coach Al Golden says Scavo “will be able to see some of the best practices for success at the NFL Combine first-hand” and that what he learns will help the Hurricanes.

Scavo started working at Miami in 1984. He also has worked for the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins organizations, several South Florida high schools and USA Baseball.

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