The NFL scouting combine is a chance for former college players to make an impression with NFL coaches in scouts. But for one player, making an impression with a higher power was more important. According to the San Jose Mercury News on Feb. 23, San Diego state running back Adam Muema says he left the combine because “God” told him to.
Muema, who rushed for 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior, left college a year early in pursuing his dreams to make it to the NFL. But on Sunday, Muema flew home because God told him if he skipped the rest of his workouts, he would play for the Seattle Seahawks.
As many players may have a team or teams they would like to play for, most are happy to be drafted by any team that would present them with an opportunity to contribute. By leaving the combine, Muema may have hurt his chances of upping his stock in the NFL draft, but he is at peace with his decision. He told U-T San Diego that he communicates with God through numbers and his other comments clearly show that he is a very spiritual person.
“Can’t go wrong with God. (God) told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace.”
He is clearly a big Seattle Seahawks fan as his Twitter account profile reads: “God f1rst Seahawks #8.”
Adam Muema is predicted to be a fourth to seventh-round pick, but leaving the combine may have lessoned his chance of being drafted at all.
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