Top Prospects Posting Great Results at the 2013 NFL Combine on FieldTurf

Indianapolis, IN, February 27, 2013 --( The 2013 NFL Combine this past weekend was another great success on FieldTurf – with more impressive 40-yard dash times recorded by the top prospects, consistent with every other year the combine has been held on FieldTurf. Of note, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin from the University of Texas ran a 4.27, and offensive lineman Terron Armstead from Arkansas-Pine Bluff ran a 4.71. Other impressive times were delivered by wide receiver Tavon Austin from West Virginia, running back Onterio Mccalebb from Auburn, and wide receiver Ryan Swope from Texas A&M, with all three posting a 4.34.

Having a high performance and fast surface is important for the athletes participating in the combine – in order for their skills to take center stage.

“Anyone who doesn't run at #NFLCombine is making a mistake,” said Gil Brandt, former VP of Player Personnel for the Dallas Cowboys. “Agents used to say the surface was slow, but we had unbelievable times all morning.”

FieldTurf has always been known as a fast surface, due to its patented and heavyweight infill system. Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans still holds the record for the fastest 40-time at Lucas Oil Stadium on FieldTurf, running it in 4.24 seconds in 2008. Here’s a look at the top 10 best times on FieldTurf at the 2013 NFL Combine:

4.27 – Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas (2013)
4.34 – Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia (2013)
4.34 – Onterio Mccalebb, RB, Auburn (2013)
4.34 – Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M (2013)
4.37 – Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas (2013)
4.38 – Josh Boyce, WR, TCU (2013)
4.38 – Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma (2013)
4.42 – Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee (2013)
4.43 – Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech (2013)
4.32 – Denard Robinson, WR, Michigan (2013)

FieldTurf has been a part of the NFL Combine for 6 straight years, offering a fast, high performance surface that has allowed for extremely impressive 40-yard dash times. Running on FieldTurf at the Combine should have been familiar territory for several of the top NFL prospects, having played their home games on the surface. For example, Geno Smith from West Virginia, Star Lotulelei from University of Utah, Eric Fisher from Central Michigan University, Sheldon Richardson from University of Missouri, and Kenny Vaccaro from University of Texas all play their home games on FieldTurf.

About FieldTurf

FieldTurf is the inventor and world leader in infilled artificial turf with over 4,500 installations in North America. In the NFL, 22 of 32 teams have selected FieldTurf for their game and / or practice facilities while hundreds of NCAA D-1 programs play and/or practice on FieldTurf, including such powerhouse programs as Illinois, Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Washington State to name a few.

FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon and Atlas track surfaces.

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Jason Smollett