At Schembechler Hall yesterday, Will Johnson threw up the 225lb bench press a ridiculous 47 times to apparently break an NFL combine record in front of NFL scouts. Per

Defensive tackle Will Johnson turned in the day’s most-impressive performance, wowing the scouts and onlookers with an eye-popping and record-setting 47 reps of 225 pounds. The effort eclipsed anything that has been previously achieved by a Wolverine and broke what was believed to be the NFL Combine record, 42 reps set by former U-M left tackle Jake Long last season. Johnson also clocked 4.9 second in the 40-yard dash.

“It was exciting, but my goal was to put up 50 reps,” said Johnson. “I’m really pleased with what I was able to accomplish, though.”

“Will’s performance on the bench was amazing,” added Rodriguez. “He showed great effort and determination in setting that record. Will is an intense competitor and a hard-working guy.”

Photos are available from the official site here. Looks like some old friends stopped by as well to support the guys:


Mike Hart, Lloyd Carr and M NFL Combine day []

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