Former Georgia RB King applies for supplemental draft


Former Georgia running back Caleb King, who was ruled academically ineligible for his senior season, has applied for the NFL's supplemental draft and will hold his pro day for scouts on Monday, Aug. 15. The draft is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 17, according to NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora.

"Pending league official eligibility approval, Caleb is remaining very optimistic that he will have an opportunity to continue his career at the next level," King's agent, Kevin Conner, said in a release obtained by "He's looking forward to his tentative Pro-Day at UGA on August 15 at 10 a.m."

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King rushed for 430 yards and two touchdowns on 80 carries in 2010.

The supplemental draft typically is held several weeks before the start of training camps in mid-July, but it was delayed this year because of the NFL lockout. Started in 1977, it is intended for players who missed the filing deadline for the NFL draft or had other issues that affected their college eligibility.

King and former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor are among the few players known to have applied for the supplemental draft. The league has yet to confirm any players who are eligible.

Pryor reportedly will hold a pro day at an undisclosed site in Pittsburgh on Friday, according to The Sports Xchange. Pryor was suspended by Ohio State and the NCAA for the first five games of the 2011 season for accepting improper benefits in the form of cash and discounted tattoos from a Columbus tattoo-parlor owner. He hired an agent in June and announced that he wouldn't return to Ohio State for his senior season.



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