Offensive guard, Trip Thurman has been invited to tryout for the Bengals at their rookie minicamp, according to Thurman.
Heading to Rookie Mini Camp pic.twitter.com/H3CzgXelpP— Trip Thurman (@TripThurman63) May 1, 2016
Thurman played at the NFLPA Bowl and after a history of shoulder injuries was debating stepping away from the game of football, according to Rotoworld. Though, the injury did not keep him from playing as he battled through the injury and only missed practice time during the offseason.
Thurman was one of just three players, and the only offensive player, to start every game for the Gators in 2015. He was voted a team captain by his teammates and has versatility that that Bengals love.
He started six times at left guard, five at right guard and three at center in 2015. That alone is reason enough for the Bengals to invite him to Cincinnati for a tryout.
Thurman helped pave the way for running back Kelvin Taylor to rush for 1,035 yards during the 2015 season. In 2014, Thurman played in all 12 games and started 10 times at left guard. That season, he was part of an offensive line that allowed just 17 sacks, fourth-fewest in the SEC. As a backup in 2013, Thurman was a member of the field goal unit, demonstrating his experience on special teams, too. In his freshman year, he was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.