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Xavier Worthy Says There's 'No Comparison' Between He and Usain Bolt

Texas Longhorns Xavier Worthy receiver ran the fastest 40-yard dash time in NFL Combine history recently.

Following his record 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine all eyes in college football and NFL circles have been on Texas Longhorns receiver Xavier Worthy.

Texas fans were all well aware of how fast he was on the field, and there was an expectation that when he ran the 40-yard dash, he could come close to or break the record. 

For his first run, he was clocked at a 4.25, which is an extremely impressive time and is also one of the fastest times in combine history. However, he saved the best for last, running a 4.21 on his second go.

This led to some people pulling up the former fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt's 40-yard dash he ran a few years ago (4.22).

Xavier Worthy

Texas WR Xavier Worthy 

For those not familiar, Bolt won eight Olympic golds and is the fastest person in history with his records still not being broken despite retiring in 2017. However, nearly two years after his retirement when he was 37 and wearing street clothes, Bolt decided to show people what historic track speed looked like. 

At an NFL Experience event, Bolt ran the 40, clocking a 4.22 time. So naturally, social media ran with Worthy being faster than Bolt, generating the debate as to just how fast the former Longhorn is.

When he himself was asked about it, Worthy shut down that notion instantaneously. 

"No," Worthy admitted when asked if he could beat Bolt in the 40-yard dash, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. "His 40 was in shoes and sweats. There's no comparison. I'm not even gonna disrespect him."

According to Runners World, Bolt's estimated 40-yard dash time in his prime would have been as low as 3.6.

As we often forget in sports, we don't always need to compare achievements because in most cases, someone's accomplishment will be diminished.

However, while Worthy won't be beating Bolt in a race and is well aware he may not be as fast, he did however boost his draft stock. Thanks to his blazing time, he is now viewed by many draft analysts as a first-round pick, whereas in most cases prior to the combine he was an early second type of guy.

In his final season as a Longhorn, he caught 75 passes for 1,014 yards and five touchdowns, while also returning a punt for a score.