Wide receiver John Ross of the University of Washington just made history at the NFL Combine. He ran a blistering 4.22 seconds in the 40-yard dash, breaking Chris Johnson’s 2008 combine record of 4.24 seconds.
Watch the record-breaking sprint in the video below.
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Rich Eisen has gotta be green with envy. That was such an effortless gait too. Ross looked more like a goddamn gazelle than a football player. Ross won’t be getting an island from Adidas, though, as he was rocking Nike cleats. Via Sports Illustrated:
Earlier in the week, Adidas was offering to buy an island to any NFL prospect that broke Johnson’s record while wearing the 2017 Adizero 5-Star 40 cleats. The player also has to agree to endorse the company’s shoes for the 2017-18 season. Ross was wearing Nike cleats and signed with the sportswear giant shortly after the run.
“I can’t swim that well,” Ross said of why he didn’t run in Adidas cleats. “And I don’t own a boat.”
While it sucks that he missed out on some exotic real estate, Ross did nab a Nike endorsement for his efforts.
BREAKING: Nike has signed John Ross, who just broke Chris Johnson's 40 yard dash record. pic.twitter.com/61fH8mCVWy
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Not a bad haul for 4.22 seconds of work.