San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin outraced the competition to become the ’40 Yards of Gold’ champion.
Goodwin defeated Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson by 0.05 seconds in the final race of the 40-yard dash tournament held in Sunrise, Florida.
Goodwin was a star track champion in college at University of Texas and competed in the long jump at the 2012 Olympics.
To get there, Goodwin ran through the “Offense” side of the bracket, defeating Arizona Cardinals receiver Damiere Byrd, Atlanta Falcons wideout Christian Blake and Denver Broncos running back Khalfani Muhammad to reach the final.
Goodwin had originally been set to begin against Kevin Snead, a former Division II All-American sprinter. However, the New York Giants speedy receiver was disqualified after a couple of false starts.
Blake was a replacement after New York Jets receiver Robby Anderson beat New Orleans Saints All-Pro running back Alvin Kamara in the first round but did not continue in the competition.
Jackson got through the “Defense” side of the bracket by beating cornerbacks Trae Waynes, Jalen Myrick and John Franklin III — the last by just 0.01 seconds in the semifinal.