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Workouts with Miguel Cabrera get Michigan RB Karan Higdon pumped up

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Posted at 8:00 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 20:00:05-05

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Running back Karan Higdon trained with plenty of big-name athletes at Michigan.

He was never more star-struck than he was in Miami, working out alongside 11-time baseball All-Star Miguel Cabrera at Bommarito Performance Systems.

"He's a pure legend, one of the top three baseball players in the world," Higdon said Thursday at the NFL's annual scouting combine. "Just seeing how he works and how he moves and what he does to really stay at that high-caliber level is incredible. It's motivational and makes me that much more hungry."

Higdon did just fine in Indy after measuring in at 5-foot-9, 206 pounds.

He recorded 21 reps on the 225-pound bench press, tied for 10th among the running back class. Alex Barnes of Kansas State led all running back with 34 reps.

Sua Opera of Weber State had 39 reps to lead the offensive lineman. Garrett Bradbury of North Carolina State was second among the linemen with 34 reps.