Alabama Roots: Who has been fastest in the shuttle run at the NFL Combine?

Of all the football players from Alabama’s high schools and colleges who’ve tried to reach the pros,

which one has had the best performance in the shuttle run at the annual NFL Scouting Combine?

A new group of players will have an opportunity to become the answer to that question this week in Indianapolis, where the NFL Scouting Combine will be held for the 36th time.

For the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine, players will arrive for testing and interviews in four groups and will be on the field from Wednesday through Sunday.

The shuttle run is one of the measurable drills conducted at the combine.

The drill is designed to test lateral quickness. It’s sometimes called the 5-10-5.

From a middle starting position, the player runs 5 yards to his right, touches a line,

 turns and runs 10 yards to the left and touches a line, then runs back to the starting spot.

Since 2000, the fastest shuttle run turned in by a player from an Alabama high school or college took 3.81 seconds,

which was accomplished by Jason Allen in 2006.