D.K Metcalf is the epitome of human fitness. Even though Metcalf weighs upwards of 220 pounds, Metcalf clocked 22.64 mph during a game last season. After the play steamed a debate as to whether Metcalf could compete on the biggest stage, USATF floated the idea. And Metcalf made that a reality.
D.K Metcalf caught everyone’s eyes when he chased down Cardinals safety Budda Baker in one of the best highlights of 2020. Metcalf clocked an estimated top speed of 22.64 miles per hour and covered 114.8 total yards on the play. USATF floated the idea of a possible U.S. Olympic Trials run to which he responded, “see you there”
— USATF (@usatf) October 26, 2020
See you there 😁 https://t.co/FB0iuxRseR
— DK Metcalf (@dkm14) October 27, 2020
D.K Metcalf will compete in the Golden games on May 9th with the opportunity of qualifying for the Olympics
Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf will put his speed to the ultimate test this Sunday when he competes at the USATF Golden Games in the 100-meter dash, USA Track and Field announced on Twitter.
From the gridiron to the track.
— USATF (@usatf) May 3, 2021
After USATF floated a friendly invitation back in October of last year, D.K Metcalf was game and asked his agent to get in touch with USATF only days later. Now the Pro Bowl receiver will have put his feet to the test against 16 of the fastest sprinters in the USA.
Metcalf’s agent has not confirmed the pass-catcher is attempting to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials, which are used to select U.S. representatives for the Olympic Games. But a certain performance on Saturday could grant him that opportunity. Per NBC, Metcalf would likely need a 10.2-second finish — with a legal tailwind of no more than 2 meters per second — to qualify. A 10.05-second finish in the 100m, meanwhile, would automatically qualify him.
Metcalf is definitely one of the fastest men in the NFL, but Metcalf doesn’t have an extensive history in Track and Field. He last ran in high school, before his Ole Miss days, and that too as a hurdler.
At 6’3″ and 228 lbs, D.K. Metcalf put up an INSANE 40-yard dash time 😱
📺: NFL Network pic.twitter.com/tlQ9HOM1LL
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 2, 2019
The Ole Miss alum weighed in at 228 pounds during the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. But still ran a blistering 4.33 40 yard dash. The technique of running routes in the NFL and running a 100 M sprint. But regardless, it will be very interesting to see an NFL compete amongst the best athletes in the country.