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Worthy breaks 40-yard dash record with 4.21s run

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Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy stole the show Saturday when he set the NFL Scouting Combine's 40-yard dash record with a 4.21-second sprint.

Worthy ran an unofficial 4.25 on his first attempt but used his second run to chase down the previous record of 4.22, set by John Ross at the 2017 combine. Ross was eventually selected No. 9 overall in the draft.

Worthy erupted with excitement after the initial unofficial time for his second attempt clocked him tying the record. However, the official result made the 20-year-old the solo record holder.

Worthy took the top time easily among the receivers, but plenty posted impressive runs. Below are the wideouts who recorded a 4.45 or better.

Name Time Height Weight School
Xavier Worthy 4.21 5-11 165 Texas
Brian Thomas Jr. 4.33 6-3 209 LSU
Adonai Mitchell 4.34 6-2 205 Texas
Devontez Walker 4.36 6-1 193 North Carolina
Jacob Cowing 4.38 5-8 168 Arizona
Ladd McConkey 4.39 6 186 Georgia
Anthony Gould 4.39 5-8 174 Oregon State
Xavier Legette 4.39 6-1 221 South Carolina
Roman Wilson 4.39 5-11 185 Michigan
Troy Franklin 4.41 6-2 176 Oregon
Ricky Pearsall 4.41 6-1 189 Florida
Jha'Quan Jackson 4.42 5-9 188 Tulane
Bub Means 4.43 6-1 212 Pitt
Lideatrick Griffin 4.43 5-10 181 Mississippi State
Cornelius Johnson 4.44 6-3 212 Michigan
Ryan Flournoy 4.44 6-1 202 Southeast Missouri State
Rome Odunze 4.45 6-3 212 Washington
Jermaine Burton 4.45 6 196 Alabama

The receiver group was exceptionally fast and generally outpaced the running backs who did the 40-yard dash earlier in the day.

Only Florida State's Keon Coleman (4.61) and Illinois' Isaiah Williams (4.63) put up times over 4.6 seconds for the wideouts. However, Coleman reached the fastest top speed of any receiver over the last two years during the gauntlet drill.

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