Texas Longhorns Head Coach Charlie Strong celebrates a win with (26) Adrian Colbert against Oklahoma Sooners in the NCAA college football game at the AT&T Red River Rivalry Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas Texas Saturday, Oct 10, 2015. (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Report: Former Texas DB Adrian Colbert runs 4.25-second 40-yard dash at pro day

Posted March 29th, 2017


Texas football Twitter lit up late Wednesday morning, when word started to spread of Adrian Colbert’s time in the 40-yard dash.

If that name doesn’t sound familiar, it should. Colbert, a native of Mineral Wells, played three seasons (2013-2015) for the Longhorns before opting to transfer to Miami. The Hurricanes held their pro day on Wednesday, and Colbert took full advantage of the opportunity.

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According to recruiting writer Peter Ariz, multiple sources had Colbert clocked at 4.25 seconds in the 40. An NFC team timed him at 4.30. Because most pro days are hand-timed, the numbers often differ depending on the source. Either way, Colbert ran fast.

Adrian Colbert reportedly runs 4.25-second 40-yard dash

How fast? When Washington wide receiver John Ross broke the NFL Combine record earlier this month, he ran the 40 in 4.22 seconds. Previous record holder Chris Johnson ran 4.24 in 2008. The fact that Colbert was clocked in that range can only be helpful to his draft stock.

Currently, CBS Sports has Colbert listed as the No. 37 strong safety in the 2017 draft class. Expect that to change. At 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, it would be hard to imagine NFL teams not at least giving him a look.

Colbert saw plenty of action during his three years at Texas, but got lost in the shuffle as a redshirt junior in 2015. After transferring to Miami he recorded 22 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and his the only interception of his college career against Florida Atlantic. However, injuries caused him to miss five games.

Check out some of these reactions from his former Longhorn teammates.


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