CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – UVA senior quarterback Bryce Perkins, and cornerback Bryce Hall have been preparing for the NFL draft. But training while staying isolated due to the coronavirus pandemic has added a new obstacle to tackle.
“I went to Chandler High School, and had somebody out there to film not a lot. But just a few throws. Just to show my ball placement and to get a visual of how I move,” says quarterback Bryce Perkins.
COVID-19 continues to present unique challenges for both athletes, especially for cornerback Bryce Hall.
“I had a meeting with an NFL coach over on facetime basically which is something new. It’s something they’re going to start doing now since we can’t meet physically. I had to watch my own tape through a screen.”
Perkins was set to participate in two pro days prior to the draft, but both were cancelled. Hall, suffered a season ending injury against Miami back in October. Ever since then he’s slowly been making his way back on to the field.
“What this thing has allowed us to do more is just have more time. I’ve been trying to just invest in myself mentally,” explains Hall.
In the end both athletes are looking to make the best of the situation.
“With all the gyms being closed we’re trying to find a way to stay in shape. Coach Gris, our old strength coach kind gave us a workout so we’re following that,” says Perkins.
With all of the social distancing happening throughout the country. These former UVA star athletes remain determined to achieve their dreams of playing in the NFL.