Titans RB Chris Johnson keeps NFL combine 40-record

Chris Johnson ran a 4.24 40 at the NFL combine in 2008, a record that still stands after 2014. (USATSI)
Chris Johnson ran a 4.24 40 at the NFL combine in 2008, a record that still stands after 2014. (USATSI)

For the sixth straight year, Titans running back Chris Johnson can brag that he has the fastest official 40-time in the history of the NFL combine. The final 40-yard dashes were run on Tuesday and no one topped Johnson's record-time of 4.24, which he set at the 2008 combine. 

However, someone did come close to Johnson's record and that someone was Kent State running back Dri Archer. Archer ran a 4.26 40, which goes down as the second fastest time since the NFL officially began electronic timing in 1999.

Archer's 40-time on Sunday was fast enough that Johnson tweeted about it.  

The unofficial 40-record at the combine belongs to Bo Jackson. Jackson's 4.12 came in 1986, long before the NFL was using the electronic timer to officially verify times. 

Here's a list of the top-10 fastest 40 times that were run at the 2014 combine.

1. Kent State RB Dri Archer (4.26)

2. Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks (4.33)

On a somewhat related note, Cooks won $100,000 from Adidas for his blazing time. You can read more about that here. If Archer would've worn the Adidas adizero 5-star cleat while running his 40, the money would have been his.  

3. Pittsburgh State (Kansas) WR John Brown (4.34)

4. Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert (4.36)

T-5. Rice CB Phillip Gaines (4.38)

T-5. Texas Christian CB Jason Verrett (4.38)

7. Ohio State CB Bradley Roby (4.39)

T-8. Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief (4.40)

T-8. Colorado WR Paul Richardson (4.40)

T-10. NW Missouri State CB Brandon Dixon (4.41)

T-10. Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon (4.41)

T-10. Florida CB Jaylen Watkins (4.41)

Oh and someone at the NFL took the time to make this picture. It's 16 different players running the 40 and making 16 different faces. That seems like a good thing to leave you with. 

CBS Sports Writer

John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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