Cardinals’ Budda Baker, Damiere Byrd to race in fastest man tournament

May 26, 2019, 12:05 PM
New York Giants wide receiver Hunter Sharp (84) tries to avoid the reach of Arizona Cardinals safet...
New York Giants wide receiver Hunter Sharp (84) tries to avoid the reach of Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker (36) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

An event called 40 Yards of Gold will take some of the fastest players in the NFL and have them race in a tournament-style competition to determine who is the fastest.

Twenty-six players total, 13 on offense and 13 on defense, will compete for the title, which will be determined by racing in the 40-yard dash.

Twenty-four players have been announced as participants including Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker and wide receiver Damiere Byrd.

Baker ran 4.45 40-yard dash during his appearance at the 2017 NFL Combine. Byrd did not participate in the NFL Combine but ran a 4.28 at his pro day for South Carolina in 2015.

Below is a list of the known participants and their times in the 40-yard dash if they participated in the NFL Combine.


  • Ted Ginn Jr. – 4.29
  • Alvin Kamara – 4.56
  • Jeff Badet – N/A
  • Corey Coleman – N/A
  • Robby Anderson – N/A
  • Tarik Cohen – 4.42
  • Richie James – 4.48
  • Damiere Byrd – N/A
  • Mark Ingram – 4.62
  • Kevin Snead – N/A
  • Christian Blake – N/A
  • Jacoby Ford – 4.28


  • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie – 4.33
  • Trae Waynes – 4.31
  • John Franklin III – N/A
  • Kevin Byard – N/A
  • Quinton Dunbar – N/A
  • Rashard Robinson – 4.49
  • Terrell Sinkfield – N/A
  • Jerome Baker – 4.53
  • Jalen Myrick – 4.28
  • Budda Baker – 4.45
  • Donte Jackson – 4.32
  • Charles James II – N/A

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