How fast is D.K. Metcalf without pads on?
We’ll find out on Sunday when Metcalf runs in the 100m race at the USATF Golden Games and Distance Open at Mt. SAC in Walnut, California.
Metcalf, the former Oxford High School star and current All-Pro wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, has officially entered the race, according to USA Track & Field.
Metcalf could have the 2021 U.S. Olympics Trials in his sights. If he can run a 10.2 or faster, it’s possible he could qualify for the trials in June.
One of the fastest players in the NFL, the 23-year-old Metcalf turned in one of the most memorable plays of the 2020 season when he chased down Arizona’s Budda Baker on what looked like a sure pick-six.
According to NextGen Stats, Baker hit 21.27 miles-per-hour on the interception, while Metcalf — who started 10.9 yards behind him — topped out at 22.64. He sprinted 114.8 yards and hit the second-fastest recorded speed in pursuit in the NFL last season.
Metcalf ran track at Oxford, but did not run the 100m. He was primarily a hurdler, and finished second in state (5A) in the 110m hurdles his senior season with a time of 14.89. He also finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 46-5.
(Feature photo by Keith Warren)