INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 28: Scouts look on as a player runs the 40-yard dash during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Former Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell appeared to be the fastest man at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this weekend. The former Buckeyes’ star ran a 4.31 in the 40-yard dash.Campbell has been topped, though. An SEC defensive back has taken the title of “fastest man” at the NFL Combine.Former Auburn defensive back Jamel Dean has officially ran the fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine this year.Dean, a former Ohio State commit, ran a 4.30..@AuburnFootball CB Jamel Dean runs a 4.31u 40-yard dash!Tied for the fastest 40 of the 2019 #NFLCombine 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZibOdL80tq— NFL (@NFL) March 4, 2019Dean’s 40 was initially listed as a 4.31, but that was an unofficial time. It’s since been updated to a 4.30.Jamel Dean’s OFFICIAL 40 time: 4.30!The fastest 40 of the 2019 #NFLCombine 🚨@jmd0074 | @AuburnFootball https://t.co/0FYM7Xm5th— NFL (@NFL) March 4, 2019NFL.com lists Dean as a potential NFL starter, though there are some questions about his medicals, as he’s had multiple knee surgeries.Dean’s combination of height, weight and speed will get the conversation started off in the right direction for NFL evaluators, but there is no way around the fact that multiple knee surgeries will be a cause for concern in those same circles. His length and ability to disrupt catch space is a big plus in his favor and he has the athletic ability to play in a variety of coverages. However, he needs more consistent competitiveness and better technique for the next level.The knees certainly looked good today.
Award-winning country music artist Luke Combs will support Farm Aid at its annual music and food festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, the organization announced today.“I am honored and excited to be a part of the history that is Farm Aid,” said Combs, who is from Asheville, NC. “The band and I can’t wait to spend the day with Willie [Nelson] and meet some of the local family farmers at the show. This festival means a lot to these farmers and to us.”Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Award-winner Combs is a multi-platinum country singer-songwriter. This year will mark his first Farm Aid appearance. He joins the star-studded Farm Aid 2019 lineup, which features Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Yola, and Particle Kid.After an extremely successful sales so far, a limited number of Farm Aid 2019 tickets remain available for purchase at Livenation.com. Individual ticket prices range from $54.50 to $249.50.Farm Aid will make additional announcements throughout the summer, including ways everyone can get involved in the annual festival’s events and in the local farm and food movement.Farm Aid welcomes the participation of the business community and offers corporate sponsorship and VIP hospitality opportunities. For more information, contact Glenda Yoder at email@example.com.Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised $57 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.