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Terrelle Pryor's 40 speed: Someone call Snopes

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by OnTheRiver, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member


    It says he ran the 40 in 4.33.

    Is that realistic? The guy who won the gold in the 100 meter dash at the 2004 Olympics ran a 4.42.

    I ask only because I'm an Indiana football fan, and I'm wondering if we're going to need 25 guys on the field on defense this season just to keep the game within 100 points.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    4.33 for a guy that big would be nothing short of amazing.

    I'll believe it when I see it.
  3. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I didn't even take his size into account. Doesn't this technically make him some sort of half-man, half-bullet train cyborg?
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2015
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    The NFL's fastest official 40 yard dash time was 4.25 seconds by cornerback Fabian Washington. Previous to electronic timing, Deion Sanders held the official record at 4.29 seconds. Here are some unofficial claims to players who have broken the 4.2 second mark.
    1. Ted Ginn Jr. (4.06)
    2. Alexander Wright (4.09)
    3. Michael Bennett (4.13)
    4. Bo Jackson (4.14)
    5. DeAngelo Hall (4.15)
    6. Darrell Green (4.15)
    7. Lavernaues Coles (4.16)
    8. Deion Sanders (4.17)
    9. Joey Galloway (4.18)
    10. Ahman Green (4.19)
    11. Laveranues Coles (4.2)
    12. Don Beebe (4.21)
    13. Donte Stallworth (4.22)
    14. Ryan Dotson (4.24)
    15. Michael Vick (4.25)
    16. Randy Moss (4.25)
    17. Willie Parker (4.23)
    18. Chris Johnson (4.24)
    19. Devin Hester (4.24)
    20. Champ Bailey (4.28)
    21. Willis McGahee (4.28)
    22. Stanford Routt (4.29)
    23. Fabian Washington(4.29)
    24. Reggie Bush (4.33)
    25. Darren McFadden (4.33)
  5. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Darrell Green. I'd forgotten how fast that dude was.

    And I don't buy that ridiculous number next to Ted Ginn's name for a second.
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    No chance Ted Ginn ran a 4.06. I also question No. 2 and No. 3 on that list. Everything else is believable.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I forget if it was the combine or FSU's pro day when Deion ran the 40 in pads in 4.23.

    That beats everyone on that list.

    Bo's 4.14 as a running back is pretty insane too...
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Green could probably run a 4.5 today.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I believe it... But it's hard to make a fair comparison unless everyone ran on the same track, like at the combine.

    There are a few colleges that are notorious for having extremely fast tracks. I know Ohio State is one of them.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2015
  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I still don't buy it. Not for a second.

    This, from Yahoo.com blog...

    "In 2007, Ted Ginn Jr's "official" workout times ranged from 4.37 to 4.45, which knocked the scouts out. "

    So, I'm supposed to believe he runs a 4.37 in front of scouts and a 4.06 behind closed doors? That's a HUGE difference.

    Nope. Not happening.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2015
  11. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Even more amusing was Florida's team-wide times in the 40.


  12. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I believe that he ran a 40-time and someone with a stopwatch called it 4.33.
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