Updated February 28, 4:05 PM CT
March 4, 2019
Eisen breaks no records
This never gets old. In what has become a favorite break in the mundane repetitiveness of the NFL combine, 48-year-old NFL Network personality Rich Eisen will step on the field of Lucas Oil Stadium during the NFL Combine and run his annual 40-yard dash for the charity St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Eisen didn’t put up a career-best while running the 40-yard dash this year coming in at 6.0 seconds.
Eisen said he trained with Jay Glazer for the run, the first time he’s done so since he was timed at 6.77 seconds all the way back in 2005. He received an offer from Tom Brady to help him train for next year.😏
Eisen ran a blazing time of 5.97 in 2018. It's his second-best 40 time since he started running it in 2005.
This marks the 15th consecutive year that Eisen has run a televised 40. He posted his best time in 2016, when he ran a 5.94.
The NFL Network has continued to add to their already technology-laden production from the combine with more cameras and a more polished product. The replay's of Eisen's run overlayed with athletes, as well as an odd collection of staff running the 40, is pretty damn funny stuff.
St. Jude’s provides treatment and care to children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases and they never turn away a patient based on their ability to pay. Families do not receive any bill from St. Jude’s when their child receives treatment there.
NFL Network contributed $25,000 last year to St. Jude’s on behalf of RunRich Run. AT&T Audience Network, Courtyard by Marriott, and UnderArmour each pledged $25,000 to St. Jude’s as part of this initiative, too, for a total of $100,000.
“I’m touched and honored by the chance to do anything on behalf of St. Jude and the terrific partners of Run Rich Run who support it. I want to thank everyone in advance of those who will send in a video and take part to save the lives of children who need the help,” Eisen said, via NFL.com. “If only any of that could make me run faster.”
Ran DeBord - All Access Sporting News
Source: AASNSports; NFLNetwork
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