Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf took to the running track on Sunday to compete against world-class sprinters and Olympic hopefuls and exceeded expectations by running the 100 meters in 10.37 seconds. Yes he finished last in his heat and 15th out of 17 over the two heats, but he’s also 6’4” and north of 230 lbs without any deep background as a sprinter in his life. He did not look out of place against a field that had several competitors with personal bests inside of 10 seconds, which is a victory in itself. NBC’s Ato Boldon figured DK would be in the 10.5-10.6 range and he exceeded that comfortably. Metcalf really is that fast and that talented.
For perspective, former Cal and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best was eliminated in the 2016 Summer Olympics heats with a time of 10.39. Former Tennessee Titans star Chris Johnson, who once called out Usain Bolt for a 40-yard dash (which never materialized), had a personal best of 10.38 and reportedly that was a wind-aided time. DK ran a 10.37 in his first competitive 100 meters ever.
So before I get too carried away with numbers, how about getting this new shirt (or hoodie!) from our partners at BreakingT?
DK is a blur. He showed off his track speed on Sunday and will hopefully show off more of that for many Sundays to come on the gridiron.
Here are additional details on this shirt, which is available as a hoodie and is sold in youth sizes as well!
Officially licensed product of the National Football League Players Association.
Navy, brown, and white print. Available in three styles.
Adult T-Shirt: Super-comfortable, tri-blended crewneck in heather gray. Unisex sizing with a snug fit. S-3XL
Hoodie: Premium cotton/poly blended-fleece in heather gray. Drawcord in gray. Front pouch pocket. Unisex sizing. S-3XL
Youth T-Shirt: Super-comfortable, cotton/poly-blended tee in heather gray. Unisex sizing. S=6/7, M=8, L=10/12
Designed by Colin Gauntlett.
Screened in the USA.