VIDEO: Bo Jackson Talks About Running 4.13 40-Yard Dash

The NFL combine is coming to a close as the last of the groups ran their forties today. Out of all the participants, no one ended up breaking Chris Johnson’s record of a 4.24 time from 2008. Officially, Johnson holds the record for the fastest 40 time at the combine ever. However, the great Bo Jackson is the real record holder when he ran a 4.13 at the 1986 combine.

Turns out, he almost didn’t even run the damn thing because he had to get to track practice. Earlier today, he caught up with ESPN to discuss the day it all went down.

If I am Bo, I’m going with the stopwatch time whenever I tell the story at a bar. A 3.9 sounds a lot cooler than the 4.13. Still, though. Bo was fast as fuck.

    1. Peter Griffin

      You must go to a small, liberal arts school, up north if you don’t know why an article about a sports legend is interesting to fraternity members.

      8 years ago at 4:24 pm
      1. Ravensfan

        I’m a business major at a medium sized school and played football, baseball, and basketball all four years of high school. I know who Bo is, man was a fucking machine. Arguably he greatest athlete American sports has ever seen. Only going against his time is that it was hand recorded, so it’s likely not accurate. That being said, watch his 80 yard run against the (I think) bengals. Man was not from this earth, rocket arm too.

        8 years ago at 7:19 pm
      2. CamBrady

        Ravens still suck, poor bastards had to use their franchise tag on a kicker.

        8 years ago at 8:46 pm
      3. Ravensfan

        Yea sorry we tagged the second most accurate kicker of all time. Worth every penny.

        8 years ago at 8:47 pm
    2. Tuco_1855

      How does this relate to fraternity gentlemen? Finishing in 4.13 seconds and bragging about it.

      8 years ago at 5:46 pm
  1. Peter Griffin

    Bo was one of the best athletes to ever play. The SEC Storied episode on him really makes you appreciate him as an athlete and as a man.

    8 years ago at 4:26 pm
    1. Karl Karlson

      That and the 30 for 30 are two of my favorites. The man went from a two sport standout to bow hunting on his own land. Plus he was a great guy through it all.

      8 years ago at 6:10 pm
  2. Big Dumb Idiot

    The better question is why does ESPN employ someone that has a mop on their head?

    8 years ago at 8:58 am