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Watch: Former Penn State LB Micah Parsons Wins NFL ‘Fastest Man’ Competition

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In the first 365 days of his NFL career, Micah Parsons has nothing more to prove.

But Parsons, a 6-foot-3, 248-pound linebacker, beating two speedy offensive skill position players and a cornerback in a 40-yard dash is just one more way for the Dallas Cowboy stud to impress.

In the NFL’s “Fastest Man” competition in Thursday’s Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, Parson’s beat teammates Trevon Diggs, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb.

It didn’t appear that Hill, a former track star thought of by many as the NFL’s fastest runner, was at his best. He didn’t start the race in a sprinter’s stance and slipped up at the beginning, killing his chances.

Still, beating Chubb and Diggs is certainly not normal.

Parsons finished his rookie season in Dallas with 13 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and 84 total tackles. He’s been named to the Pro Bowl and is a first-team All-Pro, and won the Butkus Award for NFL’s top linebacker earlier this week. The accolades are supposed to continue next Thursday at the 11th annual “NFL Honors.” Parsons is the heavy favorite to win Defensive Rookie of the Year.

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