DK Metcalf to test his speed in the 100 meter at USATF meet on Sunday

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf is now set to compete in a whole different sport. Metcalf is entered in Sunday’s 100-meter dash at the USATF Golden Games and Distance Open at Mt. SAC.

It all started last fall when he “RSVP’d” to the USATF Twitter account.

According to the folks over at OlympicTalk at NBC Sports:

If Metcalf wants to qualify for the Olympic Trials 100m, he likely must break 10.2 seconds (with legal tailwind of no more than two meters per second).

A 10.05 automatically qualifies for Trials. Fifteen American men have 10.05 right now (who are expected to enter the Trials 100m), according to World Athletics. The field will likely be filled with the next fastest men to get around 32 entries overall.

In 2016, a 10.16 earned a place at Trials.

While Metcalf did compete in hurdles in high school, he wasn’t a true sprinter nor did he participate in track and field in college. There is no denying he is one of the fastest players in the NFL, but the true Olympic hopefuls might just put him to the test.

Tune in to NBC at 1:00 p.m. PT on Sunday to watch Metcalf turn on the speed.

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