N. Iowa Wideout Runs 4.19 40-Yard Dash
Nothing in the headline above is a typo. That goes for both the school (Northern Iowa) and eye-popping 40 time (4.19 seconds) of wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield.
Competing at the University of Minnesota’s pro day on Monday (UNI doesn’t stage one of its own), Sinkfield turned in a time that’s a full five one-hundredths faster than the NFL combine record of 4.24 seconds, set by East Carolina’s Chris Johnson in 2008.
The time — which Sinkfield ran on the heels of a 4.27-second, 40-yard dash on his first attempt — was so unbelievable that he was asked to run a third 40, something no other player was asked to do. (He clocked in at 4.41 seconds after a slight stumble.)
“Hopefully I opened some eyes and got some interest,” Sinkfield told reporters afterwards in what might be the understatement of NFL draft season.