Factoid 434 - Who holds the record for the fastest 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine?
Rondel Melendez, wide receiver for Eastern Kentucky, and Chris Johnson, running back for Eastern Carolina, both hold the record for the fastest 40 yard dash at the NFL combine. They share the record with a time of 4.24 seconds.
Melendez was drafted 247th overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1999 NFL Draft. He never played in the NFL. Chris Johnson was drafted 24th by the Tennessee Titans in the 2008 NFL Draft. He has had a successful NFL career with three Pro Bowl appearances. Apparently, speed is very important in the NFL.
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