Texas WR Xavier Worthy stunned the NFL Scouting Combine crowd by shattering the 40-yard dash record with an astonishing 4.21 seconds on his second attempt Saturday evening, surpassing John Ross’ previous mark of 4.22 set in 2017.

The 40-yard dash is a crucial drill at the combine, serving as a litmus test for players’ explosiveness and acceleration. Worthy’s lightning-fast sprint left spectators at Lucas Oil Stadium astounded by his exceptional speed and agility.

Before Worthy’s remarkable feat, John Ross held the record for the fastest 40-yard dash time. Ross, a former University of Washington standout, was selected ninth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2017 NFL Draft. While injuries hampered his professional career, Ross’ record-breaking speed was a testament to his potential as a dynamic playmaker.

Xavier Worthy’s Historic 40-Yard Dash at NFL Combine

Worthy’s initial attempt clocked in at 4.25 seconds, outpacing Clemson CB Nate Wiggins’ Friday time of 4.28 seconds. Undeterred by his impressive performance, the determined wideout sought to etch his name in the annals of combine history.

With an unofficial time of 4.22 seconds followed by an official 4.21, Worthy solidified his place in NFL lore, accompanied by a blazing 1.49-second 10-yard split. Despite weighing less than Ross, Worthy’s record-breaking sprint showcased unparalleled speed and determination.

His podium declaration on Friday hinted at his ambition to make history, setting the stage for his remarkable achievement. Among the notable performances at this year’s combine, Worthy’s speed stands out as exemplary, positioning him among the all-time greats in combine history.