Is it any surprise that three of the top seven scores are from players who attended Harvard?
It’s that time of year again where athletes at the NFL Scouting Combine get a chance to interview with teams and show off their athletic skills in tests like the 40-yard dash and bench press. The event in Indianapolis is also a chance for players to show off their brainpower via the Wonderlic Test, and boy have some athletes really impressed over the years, including a special teams player that has the only perfect score ever.
Ever year we hear that these results are supposed to be kept secret, which I personally think is the right way to go for players that score poorly. Alas, since results are routinely leaked each spring, we might as well check out some of the best Wonderlic scores in the history of the NFL combine.
PAT MCINALLY – WONDERLIC SCORE: 50
The only perfect score in the history of the NFL Wonderlic belongs to Pat McInally of Harvard. In fact, three of the top seven Wonderlic scores ever belong to graduates of the Crimson.
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2016, McInally went on to play both wide receiver and punter for the Cincinnati Bengals. He finished his career with 57 catches for 808 yards and 5 touchdowns, but was especially talented on special teams where he amassed a 41.9-yards-per-punt average over 700 career boots.
But let’s be real for a second. As great as he was in college and the pros, McInally’s true contribution to sport’s fans everywhere was his idea for the Starting Lineup action figures.
Don’t act like you didn’t own these.
COFFARO: Worst Wonderlic Scores Ever
BEST WONDERLIC SCORES EVER AT NFL SCOUTING COMBINE
|49||Mike Mamula||Boston College||LB|
|48||Kevin Curtis||Utah State||WR|