Rich Campbell of The Washington Times timed Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III during his big 76-yard touchdown run, and you’re going to be astonished by the results.
“Griffin planted his back foot at the Redskins’ 15-yard line. He reached the end zone 10.8 seconds later. That’s a 40-yard dash pace of 4.89 seconds, and he ran laterally to the sideline after breaking the line of scrimmage and then slowed down in the final five yards. But even with the slowdown at the end of the run, he ran the last 60 yards in a straight line in 6.1 seconds and the last 40 yards in 4.0. That is unreal. “Speed kills” is a cliché because it’s true. With the Redskins teetering on the brink of collapse, Griffin’s speed put the Vikings to the sword,” wrote Campbell.
I would love to know how accurate this is, but if it’s true, it’s truly remarkable.