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Rich Eisen is just a man. Just a man in a suit, but he’s our everyman.

Every year at the Combine we want him to run just a little faster, because we are him, and he is us. With his flying tie and blade arms, the 43-year-old runs the same 40 yards that the prospects 20 years his junior ran, and it usually takes him just over six seconds.

Could he break that elusive six-second barrier this year? (video via Awful Announcing)

Eisen’s time of 6.03 was identical to his personal best 2012 pace. Leon Sandcastle approves.

We’ll wait another year for a balding man to run 40 yards in less than six seconds, but in his ninth attempt Eisen is still far ahead of where he started back in 2005 with a 6.77. As we see below, the improvement has been steady.

  • 2013: 6.03
  • 2012: 6.03
  • 2011: 6.18
  • 2010: 6.24
  • 2009: 6.34
  • 2008: 6.34
  • 2007: 6.43
  • 2006: 6.22
  • 2005: 6.77

Next year, Rich. Next year.