Seattle Seahawks beneficiary DK Metcalf gave NFL safeguards another motivation to fear him on Sunday ― and he wasn't in any event, playing football.
Metcalf hustled against cleaned runners in a 100-meter heat at the USATF Golden Games in Walnut, California.
The NFL star got the challenge to contend after he became a web sensation for pursuing down Arizona Cardinals speedster Budda Baker to stop seemingly a definite score in October.
Metcalf, a vigorously built 6-foot-4 and 229 pounds, predominated his kindred track rivalry, however ran a decent 10.36 seconds. He got a decent beginning and hung with the pioneers for a significant part of the race prior to blurring to 10th spot in the field of nine. He didn't progress to the last.
Extraordinary beginning for @Seahawks wide recipient DK Metcalf.He wound up completing his 100m warmth in ninth with a period of [email protected]
/#JourneyToGold pic.twitter.com/OSPrrMZFVe—#TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) May 9, 2021
In any case, a competitor of Metcalf's size erupting from the squares in sync with very much prepared runners was quite damn noteworthy. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson advised him so.
Stunning Bro! 🔥🔥🔥Rollin! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾 @dkm14 https://t.co/5IFvNwm7ey—Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) May 9, 2021
"I figure I found real success," Metcalf said.
"These are elite competitors. They do this professionally," he added. "It's totally different from football speed, from what I just figured it out."
Here's the play that grabbed everybody's eye the previous fall.
DK saves a nearly pick-six by Baker 😯WHEELS.(via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/GOeHcWRBoT—Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 26, 2020
Cravon Gillespie won the 100-meter last in 9.96 seconds. The programmed qualifying standard for the U.S. Olympic preliminaries is 10.05 seconds.