The day ended with the highly anticipated 40-yard dash at Mike Long Track. The conditions were nearly perfect -- for July, that is.
Hot, sunny and 90-plus degrees.
Known for his quick feet and athleticism, many were eager to see how Carter fared in the 40-yard dash. He clocked a 4.55 despite running in tennis shoes and slipping slightly at the start.
"I know I can run," Carter said and grinned. "I gave it my all but I know I can do better."
Carter, who also registered a 35-inch vertical jump and 4.0 second shuttle time (agility drills), also enjoyed watching the competition.
Receiver Craphonso Thorpe led the cheers when he clocked a 4.25 40, showing everyone his recovery from a broken leg is on schedule. Linebacker Ernie Sims had a 4.39 40 to go with a 39.5 inch vertical jump, a 3.95 shuttle and 10-8 broad jump.
Barring an upset when the final numbers are calculated, Sims should be named the new performance index champion following Michael Boulware's reign.
"I am learning a lot from these guys," said Carter, whose father played basketball at FSU during the 1980s.
"I wish we could race each other. I like to compete. I can't just run by myself but. ... no excuses. I didn't run my best time. Still, this is everything I expected. It's all good."