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According Dan Pompei of the National Football Post, Ezekiel Ansah didn't train for the combine. Instead he simply continued to attend class at BYU.
Pompei also states that, according to Ansah's agent, the 40-yard dash at the combine was the first of his career.
This story has generated quite a bit of discussion over the past few days, but its possibly the most overblown report of the NFL offseason thus far.
For starters, there's nothing too unusual about continuing to attend class. Many top prospects drop out of school and enroll in a full-time training facility, but there are plenty who choose a different path.
The story about Ansah's 40-yard dash would be far more impressive...if there were any truth to it.
Technically, it may be the first time Ansah ran exactly 40 yards in a full sprint, but it's far from the first time he's competed in a similar event.
Ansah originally enrolled at BYU as a track athlete, so it should come as no surprise that he excelled at the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis.