Watch: Tennessee's Christian Coleman clocks 4.12 for 40-yard dash in response to NFL times
Tennessee sprinter Christian Coleman recently ran a 40-yard dash at the Volunteers football facilities in response to the "fast" times that were highlighted around the NFL draft. He reportedly clocked a 4.12.
At the NFL combine, Washington’s John Ross broke the combine record with a fast 4.22 40-yard dash time.The previous mark of 4.24 was held by Chris Johnson from 2008.
Coleman, a junior, won the 60 meters and the 200 meters at the 2017 NCAA indoor track and field championships. His 40-yard dash was on turn and laser timed.
Watch Coleman's run below:
Coleman, an Atlanta native, attended Our Lady of Mercy High School, where he was an all-state, all-region, and all-county defensive back and wide receiver.
Ross, who was also a high school sprinter in California, was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals with the ninth pick of this year's NFL draft.