Gale and Gibbs were the marquee players on the day and they both performed well. Gale showed off his strong arm and Gibbs exhibited absolutely no problems with the right knee he injured at the end of the 2011 season and kept him out of football in 2012.
"It was great to be back out on the field with Ben again," said Gale, who is the all-time leading passer in both ACU and Lone Star Conference history with 12,102 career yards. "I had a lot of fun (Thursday). Everything leading up to this has been hard and mentally taxing, but getting out here and running around and throwing the ball around was fun."
Only one team (Dallas) had a scout in attendance, but Gale and his agent, Scott Casterline of Dallas, said several teams have shown interest in him leading up to the NFL Draft, which is scheduled for April 25-27 in New York City.
Gale has a private workout scheduled with St. Louis next week, and he will also throw for the Bears next week. Gibbs is going with Gale to St. Louis next week to work out with the Rams. Last week Gibbs had a workout in Abilene with Carolina. Gale has also drawn interest from a couple of Canadian Football League teams.
"I'm getting the chance to fulfill a childhood dream and continue doing something I've done since I was six years old," Gale said. "My dream is obviously to go on and play in the NFL, but the chance to draw a paycheck from anywhere doing something I've done since I was a little kid would be great."
Gibbs suffered a severe right knee injury near the end of his senior season of 2011 and, despite sitting out last year because of the injury, he said he's hoping for another shot at the NFL this year.
"The knee is 100 percent; it's a total non-issue," Gibbs said. "The timing wasn't right last year, but I feel really good right now and I'm just looking for an opportunity."
PRO DAY NOTES
Gibbs posted 26 repetitions with 225 pounds, but he was topped by former teammate, Ryan Smith, who put the bar up 28 times. ... Gale chose not to lift during the workout. ... Gale ran a 4.9 40-yard dash with the wind and a 5.1 against the wind, while Gibbs ran a 4.9 against the wind and a 4.78 with the wind. ... Casterline - who also represents former Wildcats Bernard Scott and Daryl Richarson - said Scott's recovery from his season-ending knee injury is progressing better than anticipated. ... Casterline said Scott was released to do explosive agility training and he was "better than he was before the injury." ... Casterline said five or six teams have approached him about Scott, who is an unrestricted free agent after spending his first four seasons in Cincinnati. ... Richardson, Casterline said, should be the featured back in the St. Louis Rams' offense in 2013. ... Casterline also represents Aston Whiteside, who has been re-signed to the Bears' active roster. ... Whiteside, Casterline said, will move back to defensive tackle prior to the 2014 season. ... Former Wildcat and current new York Jets wide receiver Edmond "Clyde" Gates was in attendance Thursday.