Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | 2:09 p.m.
Tim Cornett landed that job interview football players dream of.
Cornett, the UNLV football program’s all-time leading rusher, has been invited to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 19-25 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the university announced today.
Cornett led UNLV in rushing the past four years, gaining 3,733 yards with 16 career 100-yard rushing games, ranking him second all-time in the Mountain West. He’s the first player in UNLV history to lead the team in rushing four straight seasons, scoring 38 total touchdowns.
Last season, Cornett rushed for a career-best 1,284 yards and 15 touchdowns to help UNLV finish with a 7-6 record and snap a 13-season bowl appearance drought.
Former UNLV linebacker John Lotulelei participated last year’s combine, which invites 330 players each year. Lotulelei is under contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.