The second go-around at Wake Forest’s pro day went better than the first for Cam Serigne — though, it wasn’t that high of a bar to clear.
The Deacons’ former tight end tore his calf at Wake Forest’s pro day a year ago, and that came about a month after he broke his foot at the East-West All-Star Game.
“It was a rough go, I was like a shell of myself,” Serigne said Wednesday. “Just athletically, trying to get back. … I was in camp with the Panthers, still wasn’t really healthy yet. So I’ve been trying to get back to where I was.
“It’s still a process, I’m still fighting to get there. But this was a good step in that direction, get out and kinda show my progress.”
Serigne finished his Wake Forest career as the most-productive tight end in ACC history, with career records of 174 catches for 2,075 yards and 21 touchdowns.
But after the Belk Bowl victory — which saw Serigne record the third 100-yard game of his career — the 6-3, 240-pounder spent the majority of the NFL Draft process trying to rehab injuries.
He’s still not willing to say that he’s 100 percent — but he’s “still fighting” to get there and give himself another shot to make an NFL roster in the fall. So getting in front of scouts representing 31 of 32 teams Wednesday was a good step for Serigne.
“Take whatever life leads me next,” Serigne said for what would be next after pro day. “Whether it’s football or business, whatever it may be. I’m kinda just keeping my options open.”
Serigne described himself living something of a double-life lately: When not training and working toward being healthy again, he’s working in venture capital, real estate and investments while living in Charlotte.
His presence at Wednesday’s event was a welcomed among his former Wake Forest teammates.
“That’s like my family,” said senior safety Cameron Glenn. “I remember he was one of the first guys to welcome me in when I first came in, 2014. I’m happy he got another shot to come out here and try to surprise some more scouts and try to open their eyes.”