Tebow displays impressive speed in 40-yard dash

INDIANAPOLIS — Tim Tebow used a different approach to the 40-yard dash. He walked up to the starting line about 10 minutes before his run, felt the turf with his hand, took a step in each direction to figure out where he wanted to begin, then moved back to the center of the field to continue preparing.

It was an interesting routine, one that no other quarterback went through Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. And it worked.

Tebow ran in 4.72 seconds, the fourth-best time among the 16 quarterbacks who participated in the 40.

The University of Florida standout not only demonstrated his outstanding speed, but he also showed he can be a cheerleader. He consistently stood off the line about 5 yards to the left and yelled encouragement to his fellow competitors.

Here were the top eight finishers among quarterbacks in the 40:

West Virginia’s Jarrett Brown — 4.54 seconds

Central Michigan’s Dan LeFevour — 4.66 seconds

Oklahoma State’s Zac Robinson — 4.71 seconds

Tebow — 4.72 seconds

Texas’ Colt McCoy — 4.79 seconds

Duke’s Thaddeus Lewis — 4.84 seconds

Fordham’s John Skelton — 4.85 seconds

BYU’s Max Hall — 4.87 seconds

Jason Feller

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