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Robert Griffin III Runs 4.38-Second 40-Yard-Dash At NFL Combine

By ZAC BOYER | zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

INDIANAPOLIS – Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash during his workout Sunday morning – the fastest time for a player at the position in six years.

Griffin, who ran the 40 yards in 4.41 seconds in his first of two attempts, didn’t beat the time of 4.35 seconds run by Texas A&M quarterback Reggie McNeal in 2006. McNeal, drafted that year by Cincinnati in the sixth round, played the last five seasons in the CFL.

Former Virginia Tech standout Tyrod Taylor had the fastest time amongst quarterbacks last year, running the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds. Michael Vick ran it in 4.33 seconds in 2001, while his brother, Marcus, did so in 4.42 seconds in 2006.

Denver’s Tim Tebow ran it in 4.72 seconds in 2009 and Carolina’s Cam Newton ran it in 4.59 seconds last year. Buffalo running back C.J. Spiller ran a 4.37 in 2009 and Atlanta receiver Julio Jones ran a 4.39 last year.

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