Fastest 40 Yard Dash Times in NFL History
Statistic Verification
Source: National Football League
Research Date: July 11th, 2014
The 40 yard dash has long been a way of evaluating the speed of football players by scouts for the NFL Draft. The origin comes from the average distance of a punt being 40 yards. Since 2000 players runners have been clocked using a laser. Prior to 2000 a human operated stop watch was used and thus times have been scrutinized.
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The following list is for the fastest times since the implementation of electronic timing in 2000
Player Year Position Time
Chris Johnson 2008 RB 4.24
Dri Archer 2014 RB 4.26
Marquise Goodwin 2013 WR 4.27
Jerome Mathis 2005 WR 4.28
Jacoby Ford 2010 WR 4.28
DeMarcus Van Dyke 2011 CB 4.28
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 2008 CB 4.29
Stanford Routt 2005 CB 4.29
Trindon Holliday 2010 WR 4.29
Fabian Washington 2005 CB 4.29
Darrius Heyward-Bey 2009 WR 4.30
Yamon Figurs 2007 WR 4.30
Darrent Williams 2005 CB 4.30
Tye Hill 2006 CB 4.30
Tyvon Branch 2008 CB 4.31
Justin King 2008 CB 4.31
Jonathan Joseph 2006 CB 4.31
Aaron Lockett 2002 WR 4.31
Santana Moss 2001 WR 4.31
The following list contains all times before and after the electronic timer was implemented
Player Time
Bo Jackson 4.12
Michael Bennett 4.13
Alexander Wright 4.14
Darrell Green 4.15
Ahman Green 4.17
Joey Galloway 4.18
Deion Sanders 4.21
Kevin Curtis 4.21
Don Beebe 4.21
Donte Stallworth 4.22
Willie Parker 4.23
Rondel Melendez 4.24
Chris Johnson 4.24
Taylor Mays 4.24
Randy Moss 4.25
Michael Vick 4.25
Jerome Mathis 4.25
Dri Archer 4.26
Marquise Goodwin 4.27
Stanford Routt 4.27
Devin Hester 4.27
Darren McFadden 4.27
James Jett 4.27
Jacoby Ford 4.27
Trindon Holliday 4.27
Kevin Williams 4.28
Champ Bailey 4.28
CJ Spiller 4.28
Raghib Ismail 4.28
Standord Routt 4.29
Fabian Washington 4.29
Trindon Holliday 4.29
Laveranues Coles 4.29
James Williams 4.29
Gaston Green 4.29
Jay Hinton 4.29
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