Athletic Edge Trainees Score Big In Nfl
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Fourteen athletes who trained at Athletic Edge Sports at Premier Sports Campus were either drafted or signed as free agents in last month’s NFL draft. All participated in the NFL combine training program, held Jan. 4 through Feb. 28, coached by an elite team led by veteran trainer Mike Gough.
Athletic Edge Sports features a state-of-the-art sports performance training facility on Main Street at Lakewood Ranch. Indoor training took place at the 8,500-square-foot facility on Main Street and was complemented by field work at the Premier Sports Campus.
Gough is a world-class strength and conditioning specialist who over the past 12 years has trained countless elite amateur and professional athletes looking to elevate their sport performance conditioning. This list now includes five NFL first-round draft picks and more than 70 NFL players.
This year’s list of drafts and free agents includes:
Round 2 (59th) Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall – Philadelphia Eagles
Round 4 (108) Phillip Blake, OL, Baylor – Denver Broncos
Round 4 (111th) Evan Rodriguez, TE, Temple – Chicago Bears
Round 4 (133) Jerron McMillian, S, Maine – Green Bay Packers
Round 5 (149) Johnnie Troutman, OL, Penn State – San Diego Chargers
Round 6 (189) Christo Bilukidi, DT, Georgia State – Oakland Raiders
Round 6 (202) Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor – New York Jets
Round 7 (246) Terrance Frederick, CB, Texas A&M – Pittsburgh Steelers
Free Agent Signings
Trevor Coston, S, Maine – Chicago Bears
Julian Talley, WR, UMass – New York Giants
Brian McNally, DE, New Hampshire – Washington Redskins
Dale Moss, WR, South Dakota State – Green Bay Packers
Tyler Holmes, LB, UMass – Chicago Bears
Austin Pasztor, OL, Virginia – Minnesota Vikings
“We pride ourselves on offering athletes the best in sports performance training, from programs to coaching to training equipment. This combination allows the athletes to reach their potential physically, while building each athlete’s mental confidence,” said Gough.
The Athletic Edge Sports Performance Training Center provides private and group training for youth, amateur and professional athletes. They focus on strength, speed, agility, power and flexibility training, combined with sport-specific movement instruction, to maximize the athlete’s physical potential, while building mental confidence. www.athleticedgesports.com.
The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch is a multi-purpose facility that is home to 22 full-sized, mixed-use fields for soccer, lacrosse and other amateur sports, and features Celebration grass and underground irrigation. In 2011, the economic impact to the region totaled more than $30 million from events and tournaments at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch. With more than 30 events already scheduled for 2012, the economic impact is projected to be more than $70 million this year. The complex is used for amateur and professional top-flight and world-class sporting tournaments, events, camps and clinics and is located in Lakewood Ranch – the 8,500-acre, award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. www.lakewoodranch.com.