Former Toledo Lineman Greg Mancz Hopes Resume Will Prove His Worth

The Blade—February 19, 2015

The first sign Greg Mancz is not your ordinary football player comes courtesy of a Google search.

The Mid-American Conference player of the year has a LinkedIn page.

Mancz uses the professional networking site to, as he says, “sprout” his business connections. A white-collar recruiter will notice the 6-foot-5, 307-pound finance major completed internships at Dave White Chevrolet, served on the University of Toledo football team’s leadership council, and — not to miss a detail — is proficient with Microsoft Office 2007. He graduated last spring with a 3.5 GPA and is working toward his MBA.

Lately, though, the profile has been idle. “I hope to not have to use it for a while,” Mancz said. For the former Rockets center, a different sort of job fair awaits. Mancz is one of the 323 NFL draft hopefuls in town this week to be grilled and drilled under the klieg lights of the scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.

His right arm in a sling, he is unable to participate in the strength and speed tests scheduled for linemen today and Saturday. Mancz tore the labrum in his right shoulder during a practice for the East-West Shrine All-Star Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., last month, and had it repaired at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

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