Canadian RB Maleek Irons backs up standout senior season at Ohio University pro day

Canadian running back Maleek Irons followed a strong senior season with an impressive pro day at Ohio University.

More than 20 NFL and CFL teams combined were at the showcase.

Irons checked in at six feet even, 216 pounds, running a 4.59 40-yard dash, 4.21 shuttle, 7.20 three-cone, 33.5-inch vertical, nine-foot, 11-inch broad jump and 18 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

Irons rushed for a career-high 831 yards and eight touchdowns on 126 carries (6.6 yards-per-carry) and added six catches for 41 yards and one touchdown during his senior season at Ohio. After cracking the roster as a special teams player as a freshman, Irons ran for 1,468 yards on 254 carries (5.7 yards-per-carry) scoring 17 touchdowns and 23 receptions for 170 yards and one touchdown in 27 games.

The Chilliwack, B.C. native was a star coming out of WJ Mouat high school on the West coast, Irons posted a single-season province record 3,204 rushing yards and 45 touchdowns in 2012 and finished with 7,944 yards and 98 touchdowns.

Irons is the best Canadian running back prospect in the 2019 class.




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