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Bling
07-21-2004, 08:28 PM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/college/seminoles/orl-sptfsu21072104jul21,0,227857.story?coll=tf-seminoles

caneproud117
07-21-2004, 08:49 PM
This is the third person I've heard this from. First from Warchant saying it was a 4.3, then they start changing their minds saying it's a 4.28, now I hear a 4.25 from you. Something's fishy. Considering most college guys going into the pros don't run sub 4.4 forties, I doubt this is true, maybe at best 4.4. Every year I hear guy's run 4.3's out of high school and when they go to the pros and they electronically clock them at the combines they end up being 4.5+.

brech10
07-21-2004, 11:43 PM
Evidently, he ran a 4.30 because that was what showed up on the digital screen afterward.
I understand your skepticism but I doubt that they're exagerating in Thorpe's case...he has been an ACC sprint champion each year he has competed and was named the fastest man in the ACC (in track and field...not football) his sophomore year. So I believe that a 4.3 is in his range.

Bling
07-23-2004, 05:58 PM
This is the third person I've heard this from. First from Warchant saying it was a 4.3, then they start changing their minds saying it's a 4.28, now I hear a 4.25 from you. Something's fishy. Considering most college guys going into the pros don't run sub 4.4 forties, I doubt this is true, maybe at best 4.4. Every year I hear guy's run 4.3's out of high school and when they go to the pros and they electronically clock them at the combines they end up being 4.5+.

Congrats! I have proof that you're too blind to believe anything. Read the article, it's an official 4.3. The 4.25 and 4.28 are unofficial. We're talking .02. It takes longer to hit the stop watch than .02

caneproud117
07-26-2004, 05:06 PM
I read the article, I'll believe it when he's clocked by NFL Scouts at the combine, not an FSU clock. I believe he's fast just not as fast as indicated. There are few if any true 4.3 forty guys (Miami, FSU doesn't matter, I don't think anyone on Miami runs a true 4.3 so I'm not being bias here). They'd be running in the Olympics if they could do it consistantly.

Maverick
08-03-2004, 09:49 PM
Thorpe is very fast, but times always get exaggerated.