this really proves his freakish athleticism. 4.6 in the 40 when the man is 6'8'' he says he didnt train for it so I assume if he trained for it like the nfl players for the combine he could prob run a 4.4,4.5 dayum.
I don't find this surprising. First of all who didn't think he was faster than Taó? He's one of the best athletes in the world and shows his speed every night. Also who says he's not fudging those numbers a little? It says I'm 6 foot on my drivers licence but I'm really 5'11.5
Dude not a big deal. I'm in pretty good shape, and I could probably run the 40 in a better time than Te'o
Yeah, 4.82 is not very impressive, but I don't think Teo was ever regarded as a fantastic athletic specemin, but more of a great college football player.
The least impressive tidbit from the combine was the Honeybadger bench pressing 225 four times.
As a European I do not really understand how the 40 translates to 100m. So I was just wondering if in America, would you think these 3 rugby players would be considered freak athletes, because in Rugby circles they are considered complete freaks
Jonah Lomu ex New Zealand player, 6ft 5in, 262lb, 10.8 seconds 100m
Pierre Spies current South Africa player, 6ft 4in, 238lb, 10.45 seconds 100m
Manu Tuilagi current England player, 6ft 1in, 245lb, 10.9 seconds 100m
Any idea what type of 40 they would do compared to NFL players, most rugby players have good initial burst, so track starts shouldn't be difficult
Its hard to compare to the 40 m though honestly, because 30-40 m is where most people hit their max speed, so the 40 m is more a comparison of acceleration, while the whole 100m dash involves how long you can hold your speed. For example, usain bolt up until the 40-50 m isn't usually in first, but he destroys in the final leg of the race because he can hold his max speed up longer.
But if I had to say running a sub 11 at those heights and weights is pretty damn athletic.
Yes thanks for the explanation, Pierre Spies especially is a monster some of his pure athletic achievements are like Wilt's, when combining strength and speed, I would say along with Lebron he is probably the biggest freak of nature playing a team sport today
You can't really translate a 100m time to a 40 yd time because runners hit their top speed at different points in the dash.
If you do the straight math, Deion Sanders would have run an 11.67 (4.27 x 2.734)..... yikes
And your boy from South Africa would have run a 3.8 in the 40 yd...... impossible.
Some of these guys don't hit their top speed until the 40 yd is close to being over, so in the end can't tell until you run the specific distance.
EDIT: Typed this while the guy above me posted
Obviously I know he wouldn't have ran a 3.8 but I was just wondering if there was a correlation between 100m and 40yd times but I understand they are two different distances.
European blows bro