NFL’s 40-yard dash record now belongs to Fresno native

The Fresno native pulled off an historic feat the Indianapolis-based scouting event.

The record time to run a 40-yard dash in the NFL’s Scouting Combine is the proud property of a Central High School alum.

Xavier Worthy, a standout wide receiver for the Texas Longhorns and Fresno native, edged out a seven-year-old record time during Saturday’s drills.


Driving the news: Worthy clocked in an official time of 4.21 seconds in the 40-yard dash, beating John Ross III’s previous record official time of 4.22 seconds.

Worthy reached a speed of 24.21 mph during his record-breaking run.

The record time came on the back of an impressive first attempt, with the Longhorn standout clocking in at 4.25 seconds and recording the fastest 10-yard split of the weekend at 1.45 seconds.

Worthy had an impressive season with the Texas Longhorns, recording 75 receptions, 1,014 yards, and five touchdowns.

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What they’re saying: Worthy’s performance won plaudits from NFL vets, including speedster Tyreek Hill.

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