Texas WR Xavier Worthy breaks John Ross' NFL combine record with 4.21-second 40-yard dash

Xavier Worthy has set a new record.

The Texas wide receiver ran a 4.21-second 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine on Saturday, breaking former Washington wide receiver John Ross' previous record of 4.22 seconds. After setting the record, Worthy continued to sprint around the field and screamed in excitement.

"I watched the combine my whole life as a kid. I seen John Ross run that. I never thought I would be on the stage to do that," Worthy said afterward. "My trainers told me to be patient. You'll peak at the right time."

Worthy ran a 4.25 during his first attempt and hit the record on the second attempt.

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Worthy had 75 receptions for 1,014 yards and five touchdowns at Texas last season.

The Cincinnati Bengals selected Ross with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 draft following his record-setting run at the combine. (The Kansas City Chiefs selected Patrick Mahomes with the next pick.) Ross' run had toppled Chris Johnson's old record of 4.24 seconds, set in 2008. Johnson was also a first-round pick that year, and he went on to post an NFL-record 2,509 yards from scrimmage in 2009.

It remains to be seen if Saturday's performance makes Worthy's draft stock rise.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Texas' Xavier Worthy breaks 40 record at combine with 4.21 second run