WATCH: Wide Receiver Shatters NFL Combine Record With Fastest 40-Yard Dash

NFL Draft prospect Xavier Worthy, a wide receiver who played college football at the University of Texas, set a new NFL record over the weekend for the fastest 40-yard dash time ever recorded at the league’s scouting combine.

The 5’11”, 165-pound athlete clocked in an official time of 4.21 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded. He also posted an impressive 41-inch vertical jump.

The previous record was set in 2017 when wide receiver John Ross III clocked in at 4.22 seconds.

During his college career with the Longhorns, Worthy caught 197 passes for 2,755 yards and 26 touchdowns.

An NFL analysis of Worthy says that his speed creates serious problems for defenses, including requiring extra defenders to cover him, which frees up his teammates to make plays.

However, the analysis said that Worthy had a thin frame and needed to get bigger and stronger to be an effective receiver at the NFL-level.


The NFL says the fastest 40-yard dash times ever recorded at combine include:

1. WR Xavier Worthy: 4.21 seconds (2024)
2. WR John Ross III: 4.22 seconds (2017)
3. CB Kalon Barnes: 4.23 seconds (2022)
4. RB Chris Johnson: 4.24 seconds (2008)
T-5. RB Dri Archer: 4.26 seconds (2014)
T-5. CB Tariq Woolen: 4.26 seconds (2022)
T-5. CB DJ Turner II: 4.26 seconds (2023)
T-8. WR Marquise Goodwin 4.27 seconds (2010)
T-8. WR Henry Ruggs III: 4.27 seconds (2020)
T-10. WR Jacoby Ford: 4.28 seconds (2010)
T-10. WR J.J. Nelson: 4.28 seconds (2015)
T-10. CB Jalen Myrick: 4.28 seconds (2017)
T-10. WR Tyquan Thornton: 4.28 seconds (2022)
T-10. CB Nate Wiggins: 4.28 (2024)
T-15. S Zedrick Woods: 4.29 (2019)
T-15. CB Javelin Guidry: 4.29 (2020)

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