Former Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones set a new broad jump record at the 2015 NFL combine.
Move over Jamie Collins, there's a new NFL combine broad jump record.
Former UConn cornerback Byron Jones shattered Collins' 2013 record of 11 feet, 7 inches at the 2015 combine on Monday, becoming the first player to jump over 12 feet in the broad jump with a 12'3'' jump.
Jones impressed in more than one way at the combine, showing off his freakish ability in the vertical jump as well. He recorded a 44.5-inch vertical.
But perhaps the most impressive aspect of Jones' performance was that he's not even fully healthy after undergoing shoulder surgery for an injury that ended his season last October.
UConn CB Byron Jones, who jumped out of the gym, won’t run the 40 today. Still getting up to speed after surgery (really). Pro Day is 3/31— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 23, 2015
Furthermore, it appears' Jones broad jump was not just the best from the combine, but would be better than the longest broad jump on record as well.
UCONN CB Byron Jones 12’3” broad jump would be a world record. Previous record of 3.71 meters (12’2”) has stood since 1968.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) February 23, 2015
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