words // Brandon Richard
Today, adidas Football announced the winner of its $100k NFL Combine contest. Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks was awarded the cash for running the fastest 40-yard dash in the 4.6 ounce adizero 5-Star 40 cleat.
Cooks posted a time of 4.33 in the revolutionary cleat, which combines the adizero Prime and adizero 5-Star 3.0, the lightest cleats in track and football.
Additionally, $10k in prize money was awarded to players who ran the fastest 40s for their position. The full list of winners is as follows:
Quarterback: Stephen Morris, Miami - 4.63
Running Back: Henry Josey, Missouri - 4.43
Wide Receiver: Brandin Cooks, Oregon State - 4.33
Tight End: Colt Lyeria, Oregon - 4.61
Defensive Lineman / Linebacker: Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College - 4.51
Defensive Back: Phillip Gaines, Rice - 4.38