Ashton Eaton (USA)
Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record holder in the Decathlon in 2012
Asafa Powell (Jamaica)
World Record holder in men’s 100 from June 2005 to May 2008
Olympic Gold Medalist in men’s 4x100m in 2008
Olympic Champion in 2004
4 time World Champion in men’s long jump in 2004
Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria)
Nigerian National Record holder
Olympic bronze medalist in women’s triple jump in 2008
Sherone Simpson (Jamaica)
Olympic Silver Medalist in 2004
World Champion in women’s 100m in 2005
Olympic Gold Medalist in the 4 x 100m relay in 2004
Irish National Record holder at 100m & 60m Hurdlers
Gold Medalist at World Indoor Championships in 2006
Silver Medalist at both the 2006 and 2010 European Championships
Regarded as one of the most athletic defensive linemen in the NFL today. He has tallied 268 tackles including 22.5 sacks in his 8 year career with the Falcons.
Carmen Messina had an incredible collegiate career at Univ. of New Mexico where he beat NFL Pro Bowler, Brian Urlacher’s mark for tackles in a career (454). In his senior year Carmen led all of the NCAA with 162 tackles.
Jason Foster (NFL, Oakland Raiders-Offensive Line)
Jason came to Hiram after a successful collegiate career at the University of Rhode Island. In his 3 months training he improved his 40Yard Dash time by a half second and caught the eyes of many NFL scouts. Jason was signed by the Indianapolis Colts initially and shortly after being cut by the Colts landed a job with the Oakland Raiders.
Bernard Pierce (NFL, Baltimore Ravens
Bernard is fresh off his rookie NFL season where he won a Super Bowl Ring as a part of the Baltimore Ravens. In his rookie season backing up Ray Rice, Bernard had 3 games with over 100 yards rushing and averaged 5 yards per carry. In his final season at Temple University, Bernard led the NCAA with 27 rushing touchdowns in the season including a single game with 6 touchdowns.