Not many people knew who Chris Johnson was until the running back from East Carolina turned heads at the 2008 scouting combine by running a 4.24-second 40-yard dash. After that 40, the Tennessee Titans chose Johnson with the 24th pick in the draft, and Johnson is now the league’s reigning offensive player of the year.
LSU running back Trindon Holliday wants to do Johnson one better.
“My goal is to run a 4.23,” Holliday said today in Indianapolis.
It’s not out of the question. The 5-foot-5 Holliday is a track star who has run the 100-meter dash in 10 seconds flat, and he says he’s been timed at 4.21 seconds in the 40.
“It’s not really a competition,” Holliday said of trying to beat Johnson’s time. “I just want to come out and run as fast as I can. But I am going to try to.”