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Henry Ruggs named to All-NFL edition 4×100 Relay Team, according to Willie McGinest

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Speed kills in track meets and the National Football League.

People were amazed by DK Metcalf’s performance in the USA Track and Field Olympic Team tryouts. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder at wide receiver held his own against some of the fastest guys in the world. He recorded a respectable time of 10.36 seconds in the 100-meter dash.

He finished last in his heat, but his effort was impressive. In honoring the fastest players in today’s NFL, Willie McGinest of NFL Network put together an All-NFL edition 4×100 Relay Team. The three-time Super Bowl champion had former Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs III on his team. McGinest’s list was comprised of players with the fastest 40-times in the league.

He also had Tyreek Hill (Kansas City Chiefs), John Ross (New York Giants), and Metcalf (Seattle Seahawks) on the team.

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Ruggs, who was selected at No. 12 overall by the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2020 NFL Draft, tied for the fourth-fastest 40-time (4.27 seconds) at the NFL Scouting Combine since electronic timing started in 1999. When he saw McGinest’s list on Twitter, he responded with the caption: “I would love to run this.” Ruggs set the Alabama High School Athletics Association record for the fastest time in the 100-meter dash for Class 7A.

During his senior year at Robert E. Lee High School, he was clocked at 10.58 seconds.

Hopefully, the NFL may treat fans to a race featuring all four players.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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