The event, which started in 1982, puts college players looking to be drafted through a variety of physical tests, including a 40-yard dash and bench press. The players also undergo a drug screen, Wonderlic test, injury evaluation and interview portion.
More than 300 players are invited to the combine annually, according to the event’s website. For whatever reason, Pachall was not one of them.
This year’s combine is scheduled to be in Indianapolis, Ind., from Feb. 22-25.
After returning to the team last spring following his stint in a rehabilitation facility, Pachall struggled for most of the 2013 season. He played in only five games after breaking his arm against Southeastern Louisiana and couldn’t seem to get in a rhythm for most of the year.
The senior from Brownwood, Texas, started the last five games of the season. Pachall finished the year with 1,468 yards through the air along with six touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Pachall finished his career as TCU’s all-time leader in completion percentage at 62.9 percent per game. He also ranks third all-time in completions (431), passing yards (5,415) and touchdowns (42).
Most recently, Pachall played in the Medal of Honor Bowl, a game for college players from different teams to compete against each other in front of NFL scouts.
The TCU graduate completed 8-of-15 passes for 54 yards in the game. He completed all five passes for 43 yards during a 71-yard fourth-quarter drive.