Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams ran a personal best 40 yard dash at the NFL scouting combine.
He clocked in at 4.87, his best mark to that point, and one-upped it with a time of 4.83.
It’s the fastest time by a player weighing more than 300 pounds since 2012 and the fourth fastest since 2003.
Quinnen Williams’ first 40 run: A 4.87. Tied for the fastest time among defensive tackles thus far pic.twitter.com/q45E7qj4Vz
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) March 3, 2019
How did he do it?
Well apparently he skipped breakfast that day:
Via The Athletic:
“No, I wasn’t nervous at all, I was just ready to go,” the defensive tackle from Alabama said in a phone interview Sunday afternoon. “I just needed a little snack on the way.”
So, Williams grabbed four double-stuffed Oreos and walked over to Lucas Oil Stadium for his workouts in front of 32 NFL teams. Williams had already double-stuffed his 2018 season with the Crimson Tide, finishing with 19.5 tackles for a loss and 12 quarterback pressures. But the NFL likes to see you run in tights before they throw the money at you.
Williams, the Outland Trophy winner (awarded to college football’s top interior lineman), had given up Oreos to train for the combine. Until Sunday morning, that is.
Williams ran a 4.87 40 his first time out of his stance. That’s not only remarkable for a guy…
The snack of choice for the 6-foot-3, 303-pound prospect?
Four Double-Stuf Oreo cookies.
“I really love Oreos,” Williams said Sunday, trying to grab some endorsement opportunities in his future.
Sign this guy up.
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