Burnell officially the record-holder
February 22, 2002

As expected, Keith Burnell broke the school record in the 40-yard dash on Thursday, recording a 4.21 time at Tech's timing day held at on Tech's Mondo-surfaced indoor track at Rector Fieldhouse. He broke the record of 4.23 set by former Tech defensive back Damien Russell. Burnell ran the 40 three times, being timed by six members of Tech's coaching staff each time. His slowest recorded 40 time was a 4.38.

DeAngelo Hall was second in the 40, running a 4.31. Vincent Fuller came in third, running a 4.33. Kevin Jones ran a 4.38 followed by Eric Green and Sam Fatherly, each running a 4.39.

In all, 14 players ran under a 4.5.