Check out the 40-yard dash times, bench press reps, etc., of UGA football players

Georgia today released the results of its spring testing of the football team in the broad jump, vertical jump, 40-yard dash, 225-pound bench press reps and “NFL Shuttle” — five traditional measures of agility, speed and strength.  (Descriptions of each test are at the end of this post.)

The team was broken down into three groups for testing: skill (WR, DB, TB); big skill (FB, QB, TE, LB, specialists); and linemen (OL, DL). All players were tested in all events unless an injury or illness precluded their participation.

Here, according to UGA, are the top-10 individual performances in each test for each group:


Skill Group

Boykin, B. 11’ 4.5”

Jackson, D. 11’

Cuff, V. 10’ 9”

Hamilton, J. 10’ 9”

King, T. 10’ 9”

Green, AJ 10’ 5.5”

Commings, S. 10’ 5”

Durham, K. 10’ 4”

Smith, B. 10’ 4”

Love, J. 10’ 1”

Wooten, R. 10’ 1”

Big Skill Group

Dowtin, M. 11’ 3”

Samuel, R. 10’ 6”

Dent, A. 10’ 5”

Houston, J. 10’ 5”

Gilliard, M. 10’ 2”

Gray, L. 10’

Washington, C. 9’ 9”

Faloughi, R. 9’ 7.5”

White, C. 9’ 7.5”

Chapas, S. 9’ 6.5”


Jones, A. 10’ 2”

Tyson, D. 9’ 5”

Wood, B. 9’ 5”

Dobbs, D. 9’ 4”

DeGenova, M. 9’ 2.5”

Jones, B. 8’ 10”

Strickland, T. 8’ 6”

Houston, K. 8’ 5”

Burnette, C. 8’ 4”

Reynolds, B. 8’ 3”



Skill Group

Boykin, B. 41”

Hamilton, J. 37.5”

Cuff, V. 37”

Capelle, Luis 36.5”

Jackson, D. 36.5”

Love, J. 36”

Dunson, C. 35”

Durham, K. 35”

King, T. 35”

Williams, S. 35”

Big Skill Group

Dowtin, M. 38”

Washington, C. 38”

Dent, A. 36.5”

Faloughi, R. 35”

Samuel, R. 35”

Gamble, D. 34.5”

Gray, L. 34.5”

Houston, J. 34.5”

Chapas, S. 33.5”

Vasser, C. 33.5”


DeGenova, M. 30.5”

Dobbs, D. 30.5”

Jones, B. 30”

Strickland, T. 30”

Wood, B. 29”

Reynolds, B. 28”

Tyson, D. 28”

Davis, J. 27”

Burnette, C. 26.5”

Jones, A. 26.5”



Skill Group

Cuff, V. 4.24

Sailors, B. 4.28

Green, AJ 4.37

King, T. 4.37

Rambo, B. 4.37

Smith, B. 4.37

Commings, S. 4.38

Williams, S. 4.38

Wooten, R. 4.38

Harton, Brandon 4.40

Big Skill Group

Washington, C. 4.29

Dowtin, M. 4.40

Gray, L. 4.48

Murray, A. 4.50

Robinson, C. 4.53

White, C. 4.53

Dent, A. 4.63

Chapas, S. 4.71

Walsh, B. 4.71

Houston, J. 4.75


Wood, B. 4.71

Dobbs, D. 4.81

Glenn, C. 4.81

Tyson, D. 4.81

Lott, D. 4.84

DeGenova, M. 4.85

Jones, A. 4.97

Houston, K. 5.00

Franks, N. 5.10

Burnette, C. 5.13



Skill Group

Capelle, Luis 23

Banks, Q. 20

Jackson, D. 20

Commings, S. 19

Rambo, B. 19

Williams, S. 19

Ealey, W. 17

Gloer, C. 17

Williams, N. 17

Troupe, I. 15

King, C. 15

Big Skill Group

Charles, O. 26

Veal, J. 26

Washington, C. 26

Dent, A. 23

Parsons, Alex 23

Sulek, J. 23

Chapas, S. 22

Figgins, B. 22

Gamble, D. 22

Royston, D. 20

Sailors, J. 20

Samuel, R. 20

White, C. 20


Sturdivant, T. 31

Glenn, C. 29

Wood, B. 28

Davis, C. 27

Jones, B. 27

Boling, C. 26

Dobbs, D. 26

Tripp, K. 25

Lee, D. 24

Tyson, D. 24



Skill Group

Smith, B. 3.87

Boykin, B. 3.97

Cuff, V. 4.00

Green, AJ 4.00

Love, J. 4.06

Brown, M. 4.07

Lanier, G. 4.07

Sailors, B. 4.07

Bradberry, T. 4.09

Capelle, Luis 4.10

Big Skill Group

Dowtin, M. 4.08

Houston, J. 4.08

Gamble, D. 4.12

Dent, A. 4.13

Gray, L. 4.19

Murray, A. 4.20

Gilliard, M. 4.23

Hebron, A. 4.25

Figgins, B. 4.28

Lanier, K. 4.28

Sulek, J. 4.28


Dobbs, D. 4.28

Wood, B. 4.29

Reynolds, B. 4.36

Houston, K. 4.47

DeGenova, M. 4.50

Jones, B. 4.53

Jones, A. 4.59

Tyson, D. 4.59

Lott, D. 4.60

Burnette, C. 4.67


Event Descriptions from UGA:

Broad Jump: A test of explosive power. From a standing position, the player will jump horizontally as far as possible. Each player gets three attempts, with their best distance recorded.

Vertical Jump: A test of explosive power. From a standing position, the player will jump vertically as high as possible. Each player gets three attempts, with their best jump recorded.

40-yard dash: A measure of linear speed. The players will sprint 40 yards as fast as they can. They are timed from their initial movement through the finish line. Each player is timed by four different coaches. Each player gets two attempts, with their best time recorded.

225-pound rep test: A measure of upper body strength. Each player will bench press 225 lbs. as many times as possible without stopping. They must lock out their arms on each rep, and bouncing the bar off of their chest will cause that rep not to count. Each player gets one attempt at this event and their reps are recorded.

NFL Shuttle: A measure of agility and quickness. The player stands in the middle of a 10-yard space. He will sprint to his right 5 yards, touch the line with his hand and sprint back across his starting position for 10 yards, touch the line with his hand and then sprint back 5 yards through the starting position. This is a 20-yard shuttle. Each player gets three attempts, with their best time recorded.

190 comments Add your comment

steve brown

June 4th, 2010
3:25 pm

What are their Wonderlick scores?


June 4th, 2010
3:26 pm

Do we seriously have 12 players that can run a 4.4 or faster? That seems outlandish.


June 4th, 2010
3:26 pm

Cornelius Washington….sub 4.3….he weighs 265…that is redonkulous!!!


June 4th, 2010
3:27 pm

Washington is a freak! He should have a big year in the new D.


June 4th, 2010
3:28 pm

good night….washington????? we got some quick boys on our team.

Bradley G

June 4th, 2010
3:28 pm

I find it interesting that Aaron Murray was billed as not as fast as Logan Gray, yet they ran the 40-yard dash in about the same time (dif 0.02 sec).

Thanks for the stats.

track dawg

June 4th, 2010
3:32 pm

C.Washington is not that fast. 4.29 yea right

New Gator Fan

June 4th, 2010
3:33 pm

Tim, do you have stats from the Spring workouts down in Gainesville, FL?

the real Old Gold

June 4th, 2010
3:36 pm

I never put too much stock in 40 yd times, though they are interesting.

Ron Mexico

June 4th, 2010
3:37 pm

Nobody cares about the gators times dude


June 4th, 2010
3:37 pm

The NFL Combine recorded one sub 4.3 time this year, but UGA has 3 on their team alone. Maybe they should leave the SEC East and go for the NFC South…..


June 4th, 2010
3:38 pm

speed kills……

E.C. 101

June 4th, 2010
3:40 pm

Hey Tim Tucker,

What’s the average SEC LB run in the 40 and is this statistic over-rated? Do you expect any of the athletes mentioned above to “play faster” than their time indicates?


June 4th, 2010
3:42 pm

I’m sorry but someone needs to check that stopwatch! No way our guys are this fast. No way.

Bryan G.

June 4th, 2010
3:46 pm

About the only 40 time I can believe is Branden Smith’s. The rest of these are pure fiction.


June 4th, 2010
3:47 pm

I am a dawg fan but I figured they got so fast from runing from the law


June 4th, 2010
3:47 pm

Geoffdawg:”Do we seriously have 12 players that can run a 4.4 or faster? That seems outlandish.” Not at all man. The NFL Combine tested 4 players that ran 4.4 or better this year. What seems strange about ONE college team that has 12 players who can run that fast?


June 4th, 2010
3:48 pm

CW was a track star in high school. I believe he ran a sub 11 sec 100 meter.

The Doctor

June 4th, 2010
3:51 pm

Everyone knows that these 40 times are at least 0.15 if not 0.20 off. Every hand-timed college time by every school suffers from that same problem. It’s nothing new, and it’s nothing surprising. They are perfectly useful for comparisons within the team, but everyone knows Georgia does not have three people on the roster nearly as fast as Chris Johnson.

So, now that that’s been explained, I officially absolve all subsequent posters from having to point this problem out.

Carry on.

Bryan G.

June 4th, 2010
3:55 pm

Thank you, The Doctor. I am relieved.


June 4th, 2010
3:56 pm

I’m not buying these times…Aaron Murray runs a 4.5? Wind must’ve been blowing at his back pretty hard.


June 4th, 2010
4:01 pm

UGA receivers will need that speed to catch the DB’s from FL once they pic Murray in J’ville.

The Doctor

June 4th, 2010
4:02 pm

tone – plz see my previous to save yourself the trouble.

ATLdawg, ya dig?

June 4th, 2010
4:04 pm

Get over 40 times. The total athlete is measured in the context of all of these events, and particular positions can be measured by a specific event. Justin Houston is an NFL linebacker and NFL linebackers shuttle in a 20 yard space, not a 40 yard sprint. That’s the drill to focus on. For breakaway speed (RB’s, WR’s), 40 is a bigger deal. For DB’s, look at explosive jumping ability and agility (shuttle. Brandon Boykin – nuclear calves to jump that high and far. Everyone’s knocking Cornelius’ 40 time, who cares if it’s off..look at his broad and high jumps and his 26 bench presses. There’s no home town discount on those numbers…and there’s no debating – the kid’s a freak! Excited to see to what extent it translates to the field (as an LB, his NFL shuttle is noticeably absent).


June 4th, 2010
4:08 pm

Even if C Washingtons time was off by a tenth of a second that would still put him under a 4.4 time. And he’s a linebacker…..holy smokes!!! These numbers are incredible. Now we just need to maximize the output on the field. It’s coming Dawg fans


June 4th, 2010
4:09 pm

You need football players with football speed. The 40 yard dash does not accruately measure a person speed on the field of play. A player needs have quickness to beat the opposing players to the point of attack.

Joe, the dominance FL has had over UGA will end this year. UGA will win the next three games in the series. That’s the bottom line because Stone Cold Russ says so!!!

Dat Dude

June 4th, 2010
4:09 pm

40 yard dash and 40 meters are not the same. That explains most of the fast times.


June 4th, 2010
4:13 pm

Even if they are off, there are still some fast players on the team. Check out the shuttle, that’s better then the forty when you relate it to football speed, branden smith is the fastest which is what everyone expects.

ATLdawg, ya dig?

June 4th, 2010
4:13 pm

for a clearer comparison, check out the official release. Demarcus Dobbs and Marcus Dowtin look like the best overall performers. King and Ealey made top ten at only one event, the bench press, and even then are getting out benched by cb’s. Let’s hope there’s is a talent you can’t measure (they clearly showed some immeasureables in that tech game).


June 4th, 2010
4:14 pm

Who the eff is B Sailors?


June 4th, 2010
4:23 pm

I’m a huge UGA fan but I don’t believe these 40 times were calculated right. The NFL combine doesn’t have that many fast times for the best players in all of college football. Three sub 4.3 times, 10 sub 4.4 times, and two guys ran 4.4 flats. I’m sorry but this is just plain bogus. No way one college team has that kind of speed. Now I don’t think the coaches altered times intentionally but some of these guys must have been getting a jump on the timer. And C Washington with a 4.29? Cmon no way that guy can run that fast. I’m a DAWG all the way but this is BS.

Gatorbait 17-3

June 4th, 2010
4:28 pm

Richt had all these great athlelets and goes 8-5, maybe Richt should work on his coaching skills. The players are holding up their end, Richt needs to work on his.


June 4th, 2010
4:31 pm

and Luis Capelle and M DeGenova


June 4th, 2010
4:31 pm

Gotta love those nerds. So embarrassed of being Tech fans because of the last decade, they pretend to be Gator fans . . .

Those times are a joke

June 4th, 2010
4:31 pm

You can basically throw the 40 times out. Colleges are notorious for giving “fast” times to their players. Anyone who watched the NFL Combine knows that there is no chance that any college team in the country has 12 players who run a 4.40 or better. It’s just not possible.


June 4th, 2010
4:32 pm

Gatorbait, get your pervy mind off CMR’s “end”.


June 4th, 2010
4:48 pm

We are going to kick FL A$$ this year! All the players are pumped and ready to go!!! Go Dawgs

Gatorbait 17-3

June 4th, 2010
4:48 pm


Don’t get too excited about the next 3 or 4 years. Just look at the Georgia recruits
from last year compared to the Florida recruits.

Georgia’s top 2 ESPN 150 recruits were number # 28 and # 84. Now you have these two boys trying to play against the Gator recruits. The 2010 class for Florida had the following ratings: #1, #3, #9, #10, #25, #28, #34, #35, #37, #41, #50, #79, and #81.

Now if you think your two can play Florida’s 13, then I want some of what you are smoking. Yes, yes I know Florida lost 9 players to the NFL, but they will plug in players
from previous classes that would have started at most SEC schools including UGA.

So the best you can hope for is to become more completive and stop the 40 plus blowouts. It will be some time before the Gators forget about the 2007 crap Richt pulled, so just be happy to keep it close.


June 4th, 2010
4:48 pm

Are you sure Corn Wash ran a 4.29 forty? Somebody is pulling your leg with that one, he weighes 265 pounds. If he can run that fast lets just hand him the ball every play.

Bill W.

June 4th, 2010
4:50 pm

Those times cant be accurate..C. Washington- 4.29… I doubt he is as fast as Neon Deion or Michael Vick, ha. I’m more impressed with Sturdivant’s 31 reps! Clearly he has had time in the weight room.


June 4th, 2010
4:51 pm

AJC Article- The 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end from Burke County High School won the 100-meter dash at the region Class AAA track meet as a junior and has been clocked in 10.70 seconds.


June 4th, 2010
4:54 pm

the 40 yd dash times are hand held unlike the NFL which is digital so it takes human error out of it. usually if someone runs say a 4.44 on a stopwatch they will run anywhere from a 4.64-4.70 on a digital trust me. i test high school kids all the time with a digital and they think i am lying bc their high school coach told them they ran like a 4.40.

tess t culls

June 4th, 2010
4:59 pm

40 yd dash– ? Must have been some warrants being served..

Bill W.

June 4th, 2010
5:02 pm

@Gatorbait 17-3…

Try 46-39-2 all time record. Can’t wait till 10/30.

Richard Tardits

June 4th, 2010
5:07 pm

no wonder Trinton Sturdivant is so good. Look how strong he is. I hope he can stay healthy.


June 4th, 2010
5:09 pm

Every one talks about how fast Logan Gray is, but look at his time in the forty compared to Aaron Murray’s. Gray ran a 4.48 and Murray ran a 4.50. There is hardly any difference in their speeds in the forty. No wonder Murray is starting.


June 4th, 2010
5:16 pm

I just ran a 4.19 forty in the street out in front of my house… AND I’m not in shape. But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night…


June 4th, 2010
5:18 pm

This is what killed Willie Martinez. Scheme didn’t fit what they had. Really fast and Athletic guys… that have very poor technique and lack good form. All this does is indicate yet again that they didn’t have the right coaches for the players at the school.


June 4th, 2010
5:27 pm

I’m not trying to discredit these times but we always hear from college and high school teams about the these guys that run really fast 40 times. However, if you watch the NFL combine which I do religously the number of guys running sub 4.5 times dramatically goes down compared to what you hear about in college and high school. Which can lead me only to believe either the schools exhaggerate slighly or that a fast 40 time doesn’t always mean NFL talent. I’d guess there is some inflation of numbers at the schools.

Gatorbait 17-3

June 4th, 2010
5:36 pm

Bill W.


If you look just a little closer, you will see that Georgia really owned the Gators from
1904-1935—kinda like the Gators own you now.

But here’s not what you are going to like, since 1936, the GATORS the LEAD THE
SERIES 35-34-1.