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Combine star Mamula was burdened by high expectations

Mike Mamula was the star of the 1995 draft combine. Unfortunately, his name became synonymous with the term "workout warrior"  a combine star who does not meet expectations in the NFL.

Originally Published: February 19, 2008
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

His name forever is tied to the scouting combine, but that doesn't mean Mike Mamula is paying much attention to what will happen this week in Indianapolis.

"When does combine start, anyway?'' Mamula, 34, asked in a telephone interview Monday.

These days, Mamula lives in the Philadelphia area and has his hands full as director of business development for a company that does corporate drug testing and background checks. But, long ago, Mamula wowed the NFL in its best-known screening ...

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