fastest 40 yard dash times in the nfl history

Fastest 40 Yard Dash Times in NFL History

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
Jamarcus Nelson 2015 WR 4.28
Jerome Mathis 2005 WR 4.28
Jacoby Ford 2010 WR 4.28
J.J. Nelson 2015 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
Trae Waynes 2015 CB 4.31
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
Keith Marshall 2016 RB 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
Average 40 Yard Dash Time by Position (Past 5 Years) Time
Wide receiver 4.55
Cornerback 4.55
Running back 4.59
Safety 4.62
Outside Linebacker 4.74
Tight End 4.77
Fullback 4.80
Inside Linebacker 4.80
Quarterback 4.87
Defensive End 4.88
Defensive Tackle 5.13
Offensive Center 5.30
Offensive Tackle 5.32
Offensive Guard 5.36
<< PRIOR DATA SET NEXT DATA SET >>

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. So what were the fastest times in 2015 compared to other years?

About the NFL Scouting Combine
The NFL scouting combine is a week-long showcase occurring every February at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, where college football players perform physical and mental tests in front of NFL coaches, general managers, and scouts. In a typical year, there are about 335 invited players.
Tests/evaluations include:
40-yard dash, Bench press (225 lb repetitions), Vertical jump, Broad jump, 20 yard shuttle, 3 cone drill, 60-yard shuttle
Statistic Verification
Source: National Football League
Research Date: March 1st, 2016

Questions: statistics on NFL combine time speeds ? who holds the record for the fastest combine 40 yard dash time record holders? Bo Jackson 40 yard combine times 4.12 Deion Sanders combine times 40 yards best times in NFL college history running back quarterback wide receiver corner back ? fastest combine times 2016 history data official times ? 2016 NFL combine results