49ers' WR Marquise Goodwin Wins $1 Million 40-Yard Dash Competition Hosted by Chad Johnson

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Who would have guessed that a former Olympic track star would have the kind of speed to win a 40-yard dash tournament against a host of former NCAA and NFL players?

Well, 2012 Summer Olympics' track silver-medalist and current San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver Marquise Goodwin did exactly that, with $1 million on the line in this Saturday's "40 Yards of Gold" competition, hosted by Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson.

Goodwin blazed through the 16-participant bracket, defeating Carolina Panthers' cornerback Donte Jackson in the final matchup for the prize money.

The full tournament featured some recognizable names, including New Orleans Saints' running back Alvin Kamara, Saints' WR Ted Ginn Jr., New York Jets' WR Robby Anderson and 11-season NFL veteran CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

A former third-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft from the University of Texas, Goodwin is still chasing his first 1,000-yard receiving season in the NFL. However, his speed has never been in question, torching the NFL Draft Combine's 40-yard dash in 4.27 seconds.

Goodwin's 4.27-second mark is tied with Stanford Routt's finish as the fourth-fastest 40-yard dash time officially recorded in NFL Combine history.

Considering Goodwin's 2018 NFL base salary is $1.45 million, collecting another $1 million with his speed off the field isn't the worst way to spend a Saturday.


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