INDIANAPOLIS—Abilene Christian isn’t the most well known college football program in the country, but they’re starting to get a reputation for producing some of the fastest guys around.
Just two years after former Abilene Christian and current Chicago Bears wideout Johnny Knox turned in an unofficial 4.29 in 40-yard dash at the 2009 NFL combine, Edmund Gates became the clubhouse leader at this year’s event after posting an unofficial 4.35.
Never heard of Gates? CLICK HERE to check out Wes Bunting’s scouting report on the former Abilene Christian wide receiver.
As for some of the other notable 40 times from Saturday’s workouts, wide receiver Julio Jones posted an unofficial 4.43 and 4.39, while A.J. Green came in at 4.48 and 4.51.
Only nine players have run an OFFICIAL 4.29 or better since electronic timing was instituted at the combine in 1999.
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