OXFORD, Ohio - Former Miami University quarterback Zac Dysert is in Indianapolis this week for the 2013 NFL Combine.
Unfortunately, he's not able to participate in any workouts, as he injured his hamstring during a training session at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. on Feb. 11.
The 6-foot-4, 224-pound prospect sustained the injury when running a 40-yard dash. The small hamstring tear will take three to five weeks to heal.
Dysert hopes to be ready for Miami's Pro Day in Oxford on March 21. However, he'll still participate in the Combine's off-field interviews, tests and medical examinations. He wants to meet with as many teams as possible.
"I just want to make a positive impression," he said Wednesday during an interview with ESPN's 1530. "Show them my love for football, show them that I'm a good leader on and off the field, and show them who I am as a person."
Dysert has talked with several current NFL players about the Combine experience, including Texans' offensive guard Brandon Brooks, who played at Miami from 2007 to 2011.
"I'm pretty close with Brandon," he said. "He's just telling me to work hard every day, don't lose sight of what you are working toward and just stay focused. (He said) just worry about the things that you can control. You can get caught up in your draft stock or what people are saying about you, but you can't worry about that stuff because you can't control any of it."
Dysert, who moved ahead of former RedHawk great Ben Roethlisberger to become Miami's all-time leading passer, completed 10-of-16 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 26. The Ada,Ohio native struggled early on in the all-star game, but settled down late, as he threw the North's only passing TD of the game with 23 seconds left.
"It was a great experience and it's something that I'll always remember," he said. "It was just a tremendous opportunity to get your name out there and meet with all the NFL teams. I think it went well."
CBSSports.com projects Dysert as the ninth best quarterback prospect and a fourth- or fifth-round draft pick. The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles have shown the most interest so far, he said.
The Combine began on Thursday and runs through Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, which is the home of the Indianapolis Colts. Coverage of the event will be broadcasted on NFL Network.