The top five forty speeds on the UNC football team are:
1) Michael Waddell, Jr. -- 4.28
2) Dexter Reid, So. -- 4.37
3) Willie Parker, So. -- 4.37
4) Andre Williams, So. -- 4.37
5) Kevin Knight, Jr. -- 4.41
The above times are averages of forty speeds timed in different settings. Coach Connors: "Looking at those times, I have trouble believing them myself -- but we have some pretty fast guys on this team."
Connors added, "We are in a position now to have to make fewer excuses because of strength and conditioning."
Connors said that many Tar Heels, "gained a step," in linear speed this summer. Among those he named were Will Chapman, Kory Bailey, Chesley Borders, David McIntosh, Quincy Monk, and Willie Parker.