(St. Peter, Minn. Tuesday, January 28, 2003) — Gustavus football player Ryan Hoag, a senior wide receiver from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been selected to participate in the National Football League (NFL) Combine which will be held February 20-24 in the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hoag is the only Division III player (out of 275) to be invited to the combine. The NFL Scouting Office puts on the annual combine for the league’s teams to test players on and off the field in preparation for the annual NFL Draft, which will take place April 26-27 in New York, N.Y. Hoag, a two-time all-conference selection, signed an agent contract with Synergy Associates in South Carolina in December. He is presently living and training for the combine with other Synergy clients in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information please contact Tim Kennedy at (507) 933-7647.