Jack Coan of Sayville invited to NFL combine in Indianapolis this March

Jack Coan

Jack Coan is headed to Indy.

The Sayville football sensation and former quarterback of two NCAA football powers is invited to participate in the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this March.

The NFL released its roster of invites on Wednesday; Coan is one of 15 quarterbacks bound for Naptown for the annual week-long, college football player showcase at Lucas Oil Stadium, March 1-7.

“It’s a dream come true to participate in the NFL combine,” Coan told “I’m very excited and grateful for the opportunity.”

Coan will arrive in Indianapolis carrying an already impressive résumé. The 2017 Sayville High School graduate started under center for Wisconsin in 2019, before transferring to Notre Dame as a graduate student and leading the Irish to an 11-2 record and a Fiesta Bowl appearance this past season.

Coan and four Notre Dame teammates are among the 324 pro prospects tapped to attend the combine.

Coan’s draft stock rose sharply last week, following his stellar performance in the East-West Shrine Bowl. He completed 10 of 13 passes for 91 yards during his two possessions for the West team.

Sixth round pick?

NFL Mock Draft Database predicts Coan will be picked somewhere in the sixth round of the NFL draft.

As a junior in 2019 for Wisconsin, Coan led all Big Ten quarterbacks in pass completion percentage and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. The Badgers finished 10-4 in 2019, including hard-fought losses to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship and Oregon in the Rose Bowl.

In 2021, Coan and the Irish went 11-1 and took a No. 5 national ranking into the Playstation Fiesta Bowl. Coan passed for a Notre Dame bowl record 509 yards (also a Fiesta Bowl record) in the 37-35 loss to Oklahoma State.

Coan missed all of the 2020 season at Wisconsin due to a foot injury sustained in a pre-season practice. Coan’s performance at Notre Dame this fall earned him honorable mention honors for the 2021 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award.

Combine quarterbacks

Here’s a list of the college quarterbacks invited to the NFL combine.

  • Jack Coan, Notre Dame
  • Matt Corral, Mississippi
  • Dustin Crum, Kent State
  • Kaleb Eleby, Western Michigan
  • Sam Howell, North Carolina
  • Cole Kelley, Southeastern Louisiana
  • D’Eriq King, Miami
  • EJ Perry, Brown
  • Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh
  • Brock Purdy, Iowa State
  • Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
  • Carson Strong, Nevada
  • Skylar Thompson, Kansas State
  • Malik Willis, Liberty
  • Bailey Zappe, Western Kentucky

Top photo: West quarterback Jack Coan, of Notre Dame, (17) looks to pass the ball against the East during the East West Shrine Bowl football game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)