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Northern Iowa Wide Receiver Terrell Sinkfield Runs 4.19 in 40 Yard Dash at Minnesota Pro Day

March 4th, 2013 at 10:07 PM
By Donald Lappe

Northern Iowa wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield hoped to play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers coming out of high school but didn't receive a scholarship. He might not have caught their eye coming out of high school, but he certainly did during their Pro Day. Minnesota invited the Northern Iowa wide receiver to their Pro Day to test for NFL scouts and he burned up the stopwatches, his fastest 40-yard dash time clocking in at 4.19 seconds.

Northern Iowa wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield put up a 40-yard dash time that beats any clocked at the 2013 NFL Combine and would have set the official record if it had been run at Indianapolis last week. Even the NFL scouts were in some disbelief. There were 13 NFL scouts in attendance.

Terrell Sinkfield clocked in at 4.27 seconds the first time he ran. Then he recorded the blazing 4.19-second time. The scouts in attendance asked him to run again. He stumbled on his third run and still recorded a time of 4.41 seconds. Terrell Sinkfield played football and ran track at Hopkins High School in Minnesota.

If the time had been run at the 2013 NFL Combine it would have broken the official NFL Combine record of 4.24 seconds set by Chris Johnson. Bo Jackson ran a time of 4.16 seconds, but since Jackson's was hand timed, Chris Johnson's time is considered the official record.

As a senior this past season at Northern Iowa, Terrell Sinkfield caught 43 passes for 499 yards and four touchdowns. He wasn't heavily recruited out of high school and isn't highly regarded as an NFL prospect heading into the 2013 NFL Draft. The extremely fast time will likely get some more teams to take a closer look at his game film, but don't expect it to have a huge impact on his draft stock.


Tags: 2013 NFL Combine, 2013 NFL Draft, Minnesota, NFL, NFL Draft, Northern Iowa, Terrell Sinkfield, wide receiver

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