Former Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks was awarded $100,000 by adidas for being the fastest athlete at the combine by simply wearing their adizero 5-Star 40 cleat, says he's happy with his 4.33 time, but that he could have run faster.
“I felt like I had a little more in the tank,” Cooks told The Jim Rome Show. “If I would have just fixed a little something I felt like I could have easily went 4.2, but going for a 4.33, that was good for me and a lot of people didn’t expect that so I guess I proved some people wrong.”
The 2013 consensus All-American put up remarkable numbers at the Combine and has pundits buzzing over his performance and is quickly moving up mock draft boards.
“All the sudden I got a text after the Combine and my agent told me,” Cooks said in finding out the great news. “I was jumping with joy to be able to tell my mom that I’ll probably go buy her a car now and get her something to get her on her feet a little bit.”
Cooks said he hopes that the money he won he can use to help his mom retire.
“Now that I know I can provide for her and change her life, it means the world to me and it makes me sleep better at night knowing that my mom doesn’t have to work hard anymore. In a couple years, I can walk in the living room and tell her ‘Mom, no more work, I’m going to retire you’ and she can enjoy life the way I want her to.”