One of the fastest stars on the gridiron is about to put his explosive speed to the test.
Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf has entered into the 100m at Sunday’s USATF Golden Games and Distance Open at Mt. SAC, USA’s Track and Field first revealed after the third-year receiver shared out this tease on social media.
In order for Metcalf to automatically qualify for a spot in the Olympic Trials 100m, he will have to break a record of 10.2 seconds. Per World Athletics, 15 USA men who are expected to enter the Trials 100m have a speed of 10.05.
Metcalf showed off his squeaky fast wheels at Oxford High School, but did not participate in Track & Field at Ole Miss. At the NFL Combine, the 6-foot-3, 229-pound wideout ran a 4.33, 40-yard dash, the fastest for a player of 225 pounds or more.
USA Track & Field first invited Metcalf to the Olympic Trials last October after the Seahawks phenom sprinted 114.8 yards at 22.64 mph to chase down Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker.
Metcalf responded with the message, “see you there,” with a smiling emoji.
Metcalf is a man of his word.
If somehow Metcalf can run 22.64 mph for an entire 100m, that speed would be right around the 9.88-second mark in a 100-yard dash. Metcalf has looked like the real Mr. Unlimited (sorry Russell Wilson) since joining the Seahawks.
His super-freak athleticism has been showcased in his first two seasons. There’s been wild one-handed catches in the end zone during warmups and he eclipsed Seahawks legend Steve Largent’s 35-year-old record for receiving yards.
Heck, even LeBron James has sung DK’s praises.
You can see Metcalf's efforts on full display on NBC, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app air live coverage on Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m. PT. Peacock streams live coverage from 1:15-3 p.m. PT and USATF.tv coverage airs from 11-1:30 p.m. PT and 7 p.m. PT onwards