Its not every day that a SSS athlete joins the NFL; but it was yesterday.
In a turbulent end to the 2016 NFL draft, long time Shire Speed and Strength athlete Blake Muir signed an Priority Free Agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
The offensive line graduate from Baylor University who first enrolled at the University of Hawaii before transferring, had to choose between several NFL teams after visiting the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers in the lead up. Deciding on the best offer after the draft from San Francisco, Blake will now be the second Australian on the 49ers roster with Jarryd Hayne.
Blake has been one of Shire Speed and Strength’s original and best athletes, holding many of the lifting records at the gym. His performance at the Baylor Pro Day resulted in the best broad jump of all offensive linemen with 9’8″, as well as several other top 10 results compared to the drafted players at his position.
An excellent student as well who was also just 1 of 3 players at Baylor to be awarded the National Football Foundation Hampshire Award for exceptional consistency in academics and athletics, Blake will prove to be an extremely reliable and productive member of the 49ers.
You can as always follow Blake’s online diary over at his local gridiron club’s website and we will keep things up to date at our Facebook page regarding major developments as they occur in the lead up to the 2016 NFL preseason. Blake will have a short period with his new club before having some time to return home for their Summer off season when he can do as he has always done for the past 7 years, prepare for his season at Shire Speed and Strength.