NFL Combine: Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy breaks record for fastest 40-yard dash

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Worthy ran a record 4.21 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.


University of Texas Wide receiver Xavier Worthy broke through NFL Record for fastest 40-yard dash on Saturday in 2024 NFL combine In Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 20-year-old Worthy ran 4.21 seconds on his second attempt, breaking the record of 4.22 set by former University of Washington wide receiver John Ross in 2017.

Worthy was originally clocked at 4.22 on the Lucas Oil Stadium video board, but was later officially confirmed to have broken the record.

A breathless Worthy, who ran 4.25 with his first attempt, said after the NFL Network broadcast that he felt “tired” after his efforts.

“Man, it's crazy,” he said. “I watched the Combine my whole life as a kid since John Ross ran it. Man, I never thought I'd be on stage doing that.

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Worthy celebrates his blistering streak at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Worthy caught 1,014 yards and five touchdowns while leading the Longhorns to the College Football Playoff semifinals last season.

Texas will lose to Washington.

Worthy said he “wanted to get the record for himself” and was later challenged to a race by Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice.

Before his feat, Worthy said he wanted to run a 4.2 and hoped he could beat Ross' time from seven years ago.

The 2024 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 25-27 in Detroit.

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