DK Metcalf is an incredible athlete.
The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver, at 6'4" and 235 pounds, participated in the 100-meter race at the USATF Golden Games on Sunday and posted an impressive time of 10.36 seconds:
"To test my speed up against world class athletes like this... Like I said, just having the opportunity to run against these guys was just a blessing." @Seahawks wide receiver @dkm14 on the opportunity to race against elite track & field athletes. @usatf // #JourneyToGold https://t.co/Ob1Zr8g34s
While that wasn't fast enough to qualify him for the Olympic trials in June—he finished ninth in his heat and didn't crack 10.05, which would have automatically qualified him for the trials—he nonetheless impressed with his effort, catching the eye of superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes:
Still, there's fast and then there's track fast. Metcalf learned about the latter Sunday.
"These are world-class athletes, they do this for a living," he said on the NBC broadcast after his race. "It's very different from football speed, from what I just realized."