Saturday’s NFL Combine featured the 40-yard dash for the wide-receiver group, always a marquee event for football fans salivating over the next crop of rookies in the league. Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel was one of the stars of the day, recording an insane 4.31 (unofficial) time in his first attempt at the 40.
Curtis Samuel runs a 4.31u... pic.twitter.com/LSPKgznHC2— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) March 4, 2017
Samuel’s near-historic outburst was likely a surprise to many, but not Ohio State fans, who got to see the talented H-back shred defenses all season.
His second attempt on the day wasn’t quite as impressive as the first, but that doesn’t really do it justice: he still clocked an unofficial 4.37 on the run.
Here's run No. 2 for Curtis Samuel... pic.twitter.com/z0WBvYXD65— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) March 4, 2017
Samuel was reportedly “unhappy” with the performance. He might not be human.
Curtis Samuel just ran a 4.37 and was disappointed. Your favorite team should draft Curtis Samuel.— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) March 4, 2017
Samuel’s runs could only be considered disappointing in light of Washington’s John Ross, who ran an unofficial (and eye-popping) 4.22 just before the Buckeye H-back.