A Small-School Prospect Just Shattered Chris Johnson's 40-Yard Dash Record With a 4.19 at an NFL Regional Combine

Wendall Williams might be the fastest NFL prospect ever. Who is Wendall Williams? Read to find out and learn what he did.

Wendall Williams

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Wendall Williams might be the fastest NFL prospect ever.

Williams, a wide receiver out of the University of the Cumberlands, just clocked a 4.19 40-Yard Dash at an NFL Regional Combine in Minnesota.

NFL Regional Combines are meant to serve as showcases for undiscovered prospects who didn't earn an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Had Williams been invited to that Combine, he'd likely be $1 million richer. This year, adidas ran a promotion offering a co0l million to any prospect who broke Chris Johnson's 40-Yard Dash record while wearing adidas footwear. No prospect came close to breaking Johnson's record of 4.24 seconds, but Williams' 4.19 would've shattered it.

Williams also recorded a 45-inch Vertical Jump, which would've been the best result at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine by three-and-a-half inches.

So, who is this guy?

Listed at 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, Williams was an electric playmaker for the University of the Cumberlands in 2015. In addition to being the team's leading receiver, he was named an NAIA All-American at kick returner. He's also a phenomenal track and field athlete, winning the NAIA National Championship in the long jump his junior year.

If Williams wasn't already on NFL teams' radars, he certainly is now.


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