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April 27, 2007
How fast is fast..the truth about the 40 yard dash
100-meter time converted to 40-yard dash time
10.2 --- 4.34
10.3 --- 4.38
10.4 --- 4.43
10.5 --- 4.49
10.6 --- 4.54
10.7 --- 4.58
10.8 --- 4.63
10.9 --- 4.75
11.0 --- 4.85
What people tend to forget is that a 40-yard dash time of 4.5 or even 4.6 seconds is blistering fast.
"If you have a kid that runs a legit 4.5 then he's plenty fast enough to play Division I football," the coach from the SEC said. "That's still a very fast time - even for running backs."
Kansas City (Kan.) Schlagle coach Steve Szczygiel, who coached Maurice Greene in high school said his fastest 40-yard dash time was around 4.39 seconds.
And Greene is now the world's fastest human and was one of the greatest track stars coming out of high school.
So look for Rivals100.com to be more stringent about its 40 listings in the future. Gone are the days that will have tons of players listed with times that are hard to justify.
It's just another way that Rivals100 is working hard toward providing the fans with the ultimate and most accurate recruiting information around.