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May 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM

UW receiver John Ross clocks a 4.29-second 40-yard dash at ‘Husky Combine’

John Ross was UW's primary kickoff return specialist as a true freshman last season. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

John Ross was UW’s primary kickoff return specialist as a true freshman last season. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

We knew John Ross was fast. Now we know how fast.

Washington’s sophomore receiver averaged a 4.29-second time in his two attempts at the 40-yard dash during UW’s Husky Combine event this morning. The sprints were hand-timed, which are typically faster than electronic measurements.

Junior receiver Marvin Hall was second on the team with a time of 4.40 seconds, followed by linebacker Travis Feeney (4.44) and running back Dwayne Washington (4.44).

Redshirt sophomore receiver Kendyl Taylor also had an impressive day, posting the fifth-best 40 time at 4.47. Taylor had the top vertical jump at 40.5 inches, which, again, would have put him fifth among all 350-some participants at this year’s NFL combine.

Taylor was also first in the pro agility test and second in the three-cone drill. Taylor redshirted as a sophomore last season and spent some time at practice as a defensive back. He certainly looks healthy and motivated; it’ll be interesting to see how that translates on the field in the fall. There’s opportunity there for him at receiver.

Sophomore safety Kevin King and junior linebacker Shaq Thompson also posted some impressive results. Feeney and Washington also showed up multiple times on strength coach Tim Socha‘s Twitter feed:

And here’s our first look at the bench press results:

Note that UW was only planning to post the top-five results from each event.

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