This afternoon, Wilson had to follow Metcalf’s performance at the USA Track and Field Golden Games in California from afar. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound pass catcher ran a 10.36 in the 100-meter dash, which was last in his nine-man heat and 15th out of 17 overall.
Don’t let those rankings fool you: what Metcalf did today was remarkable. A man of his size who is not a full-time track athlete holding his own in a competition like that it is impressive.
Russell Wilson was clearly moved by the showing, telling Metcalf on Twitter that he was “awesome.”
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) May 9, 2021
After the race, a gracious Metcalf tipped his cap to the premier sprinters he competed against. It was his first time racing on the track since high school.
“These are world-class athletes,” Metcalf said, via ESPN. “They do this for a living. It’s very different from football speed, from what I just realized. So, like I said, just excited to be out here.”
The next time we see D.K. sprinting like that, it will probably come on the football field.