- Olympian became NFL-wide Recipient Marquise Goodwin won a $ 1 million 40-yard Dash Bracket Challenge on Saturday night.
- The idea, called 40 yards of gold, was the idea of the retired NFL player Chad Johnson was known for his colorful antics during his playing time.
- Other football players participating in the event included Donte Jackson, Alvin Kamara and Robby Anderson.
The 40-yard dash is the marquee for the best football players in the NFL Combine every year. Last weekend, a former All-Pro NFL player turned the speeding exercise into a bracket style tournament where some of football's brightest talents compete against each other, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel . 1
] The price? Cool 1 million dollars.
"That was good," Chad Johnson told the Sun Sentinel. "Obviously, it's always a trial and error when you do something for the first time, based on my experience and what I saw, it was beautiful, it was fantastic, it was exciting, listening to the players' feedback has them
Only football stars were invited to the race, but despite the missing track-talent in the house, the 16-person bracket challenge did not disappoint many top talents like Carolina Panthers Cornerback Donte Jackson, Denver Broncos with Khalfani Muhammad, New Orleans Saints with Alvin Kamara and New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson brought their top speeds in the one-on-one races.
However, it would be the former Olympic skipper Marquise Goodwin, who is currently a sprawling receiver for the San Francisco 49ers and the crown in the final with only 0.05 seconds ahead of Jackson conquered.
The veteran of the London Games won the top prize of $ 1 million.
"This event exceeded my expectations," Goodwin told Sun Sentinel . "I think it can be one of the biggest speed events in the world if we find enough people every year. This turnout was great.
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One notable dropout in the race was the wide receiver Ted Ginn, previously in a podcast said he would challenge anyone to a 40-yard dash for $ 10,000 or more.
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Goodwin provides a solid foundation for the participation of additional Sprinters in the coming years. Many of the potential champions were tied up in the Prefontaine Classic this weekend, but it's interesting to see talented people like Noah Lyles, Christian Coleman and Sha & # 39; Carri Richardson fight for $ 1 million in the future. 19659006] Also Usain Bolt might be worth throwing into the ring. Despite his resignation, the 32-year-old already set the NFL-40 record at a charity event in February.