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February 26, 2012
Rapid transit: Wylie, Owusu, Hill in the 4.3-second club


Local products Devon Wylie (Granite Bay, Fresno State) and Chris Owusu (Stanford) were among the receivers who ran sub-4.4-second 40-yard dashes today in Indianapolis. The big winner - and the guy who perhaps made himself the most money - was Georgia Tech receiver Stephen Hill, who at 6-4, 215 pounds, ran his 40 in an official 4.36 seconds.

Other impressive times were turned in by Miami's Tommy Streeter (4.40) and Cal's Marvin Jones (4.46), who looked good at the Senior Bowl and who continues to look impressive. Those who had disappointing 40s included Baylor's Kendall Wright (4.61), Arizona's Juron Criner (4.68) and Rutgers' Mohamed Sanu (4.67).

Several prominent receivers like Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon and South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery did not run. Here's the full list of wideouts and their times:

Adams, Joe, Arkansas, 4.55
Benford, Timothy, Tennessee Tech, 4.59
Benjamin, Travis, Miami, 4.36
Boykin, Jarrett, Virginia Tech, 4.74
Brazill, Lavon, Ohio, 4.48
Childs, Greg, Arkansas, 4.55
Coale, Danny, Virginia Tech, 4.50
Criner, Juron, Arizona, 4.68
Cunningham, B.J., Michigan St., 4.59
Floyd, Michael, Notre Dame, 4.47
Givens, Chris, Wake Forest, 4.41
Graham, T.J., N.C. State, 4.41
Hanks, Darius, Alabama, 4.66
Hemingway, Junior, Michigan, 4.53
Hill, Stephen, Georgia Tech, 4.36
Jackson, Jerrell, Missouri, 4.62
Jenkins, A.J., Illinois, 4.39
Jones, Dwight, North Carolina, 4.55
Jones, Marvin, California, 4.46
Kearse, Jermaine, Washington, 4.58
Martin, Keshawn, Michigan St., 4.45
Matthews, Rishard, Nevada, 4.62
Maze, Marquis, Alabama, 4.51
McNutt, Marvin, Iowa, 4.54
Moore, Kashif, Connecticut, 4.42
Moye, Derek, Penn State, 4.52
Owusu, Chris, Stanford, 4.36
Page, Eric, Toledo, 4.60
Posey, Devier, Ohio State, 4.50
Quick, Brian, Appalachian State, 4.55
Randle, Rueben, LSU, 4.55
Robinson, Gerell, Arizona State, 4.62
Rodgers, James, Oregon State, 4.67
Sanu, Mohamed, Rutgers, 4.67
Streeter, Tommy, Miami, 4.40
Toon, Nick, Wisconsin, 4.54
White, Jordan, Western Michigan, 4.69
Wright, Kendall, Baylor, 4.61
Wright, Jarius, Arkansas, 4.42
Wylie, Devon, Fresno St., 4.39

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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