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VIDEO: Marquise Goodwin is the second fastest player in NFL combine history

He cheated, though, he’s an Olympic long jumper and represented the USA in London.

TEXAS LONGHORNS WIDE receiver Marquise Goodwin wanted to break Chris Johnson’s NFL combine record of 4.24 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

Instead he will have to settle for having the second fastest time ever (4.27 seconds).

Every February, the great and the good of college football gather in Indianapolis for a series of measured tests.

The results will have a major bearing on how they fare when the draft comes around.

At first, Goodwin’s unofficial time was the same as West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Martin. However, in the video below, you can see during the replay that Goodwin actually beat Martin by a few inches.

Goodwin is no stranger to running fast. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field team and finished tenth in the long jump at this past summer’s Olympics.

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