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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Bobby Petrino likes Hogs' speed

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino told a booster club group on Tuesday night that he really liked the amount of speed the Hogs would be able to put on the field next season.

You think?

The Hogs just recently completed testing sessions leading up to the start of spring practice next Tuesday, and according to results provided by Arkansas officials, 10 different players ran a 4.4 or faster in the 40-yard dash.

Receiver Jarius Wright and running back Ronnie Wingo Jr. tied for the fastest time, each with a 4.27.

Running back Knile Davis was close behind with a 4.29 and also did 415 pounds on the bench press.

Also, Petrino said running back Dennis Johnson was back to 100 percent entering the spring. Johnson missed most of last season after undergoing surgery to repair an internal injury to his bowels. Johnson ran a 4.43 in the 40.

Offensive lineman Blake Gunderson had the highest bench press with a lift of 470 pounds. True freshman Brey Cook benched 380 pounds. He's already enrolled in school and will go through spring practice. Petrino thinks Cook has a chance to win one of the starting offensive tackle jobs.

Here's a look at some of the Hogs' testing numbers:

40-Yard Dash

1. Jarius Wright 4.27

1. Ronnie Wingo Jr. 4.27

3. Knile Davis 4.29

4. Joe Adams 4.30

5. Darius Winston 4.32

6. De’Anthony Curtis 4.36

6. Isaac Madison 4.36

8. Javontee Herndon 4.37

8. Maudrecus Humphrey 4.37

10. Greg Gatson 4.40

Other Notable Performances:

Dennis Johnson 4.43

Chris Smith 4.49

Jake Bequette 4.56

Bench Press

1. Blake Gunderson 470

2. Alvin Bailey 455

2. Alfred Davis 455

4. Lavunce Askew 415

4. Knile Davis 415

6. Byran Jones 410

7. Jake Bequette 405

7. Jared Green 405

7. Grant Cook 405

7. Jeremiah Jackson 405