U.S. Army National Combine Testing Information

Combine tests consist of body measurements, physical tests and position-specific drills. Physical tests are used to determine a player’s size, speed, quickness and strength. Position drills allow players to demonstrate their ability in fundamental skill areas necessary for their position.

Body Measurements

  • Height
    • Measured to 1/8th-of-an-inch.
  • Weight
    • Measured to the nearest pound.
  • Reach Measurement
    • Highest reach is measured with one arm fully extended over head (dominant arm).
    • Body Photo
    • The body portrait provides a visual image of a player’s body type and build.
    • Players are photographed from the front only.

Physical Tests

  • 40 Yard Dash
    • Each player runs twice. Two times are recorded for each run.
  • 20 Yard Short Shuttle (5-10-5)
    • The 20 yard short shuttle is a measure of quickness. Each player is timed twice, once to the left and once to the right. Both times are recorded.
  • Vertical Jump
    • The vertical jump is a measure of lower body strength. The test is conducted using the Vertec measuring device. Each player jumps twice. The highest jump is scored.
  • Power Push Up
  • 3 Cone Shuttle
  • Broad Jump

Position Drills

  •  Quarterback
    • QB’s throw to TE’s, RB’s and WR’s during 1-on-1 pass coverage.
  •  Running Back/Linebacker
    • RB’s run routes against LB’s in 1-on-1 pass coverage.
  • Tight End
    • TE’s run routes against LB’s in 1-on-1 pass coverage.
  •  Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
    • WR’s run routes against DB’s in 1-on-1 pass coverage.
  • Offensive/Defensive Line
    • OL/DL perform agility drills and 1-on-1 pass block vs. pass rush.


*NOTE: All Combine athletes are required to bring their own cleats for the Field Turf surface.