Byron Jones launches for record 12-foot, 3-inch broad jump at NFL Combine
The picture may be more visually stunning than the video.
Now consider the video of University of Connecticut defensive back prospect Byron Jones’ incredible jump:
Jones registered the 12-foot, 3-inches broad jump (aka standing long jump) at the NFL Combine on Monday, which is eight inches better than the previous record of 11 feet, 7 inches by Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins in 2013. In fact, it’s not only an NFL Combine record:
Byron Jones 12-3 broad jump is ridiculous. By far best ever at the NFL Combine & even bested the old world record: http://t.co/LvGQwmRDbu
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 23, 2015
The modern-day world record belongs (or belonged) to Norwegian Arne Tvervaag, who leaped 12.17 feet in 1968.
The 6-foot-1, 199-pound Jones also notched the second-best vertical jump with 44.5 inches, second only to Georgia’s Chris Conley, who reached 45 inches. And oh, by the way, Jones is still recovering from surgery to fix a torn labrum, which kept him from running the 40-yard dash.