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Onterio McCalebb misses CJ2K's 40-yard dash record

Chris Johnson's official 40-yard dash time of 4.24 seconds has stood as the NFL Scouting Combine record since 2008.

Johnson withstood an early Sunday morning assault from wide receivers Marquise Goodwin and Tavon Austin and a Sunday afternoon threat from Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb, who turned in hand-clocked unofficial times of 4.21 and 4.27.

Fastest 40-yard dashes at NFL Scouting Combine since 2002
Player
Pos.
School
Year
Time
RB
East Carolina
2008
4.24
Marquise Goodwin
WR
Texas
2013
4.27
Demarcus Van Dyke
CB
Miami (Fla.)
2011
4.28
WR
Clemson
2010
4.28
D. Rodgers-Cromartie
CB
Tennessee State
2008
4.29

But McCalebb's official time of 4.34 fell well short of Johnson's standard.

"Listen 4.21 that's childish," Johnson tweeted moments after McCalebb's mad dash. After his official time was released, CJ2K tweeted, "Can't lie that one scared me."

With few exceptions, official times come in slower than the initial hand-held readings. NFL Network's SimulCam actually showed McCalebb finishing behind Goodwin, who clocked a 4.27 official time -- a result confirmed when McCalebb's official times were released.

High-cut with a sprinter's build, McCalebb won't be more than a return specialist and gadget player in the NFL. He's not the combine's new 40-yard dash champion, but he did earn his 4.21 seconds of fame.

Follow Chris Wesseling on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.

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