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Notre Dame Football: Is Troy Pride the Fastest Person on Campus?

We’re going to find out next week.

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Troy Pride, a rising senior on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, recently ran a 4.32 second 40-yard dash, according to his teammate.

To put that into context:

If Pride ran that same exact speed at this year’s NFL Combine, the Greer, S.C. product would have finished third among all cornerbacks and fifth among all players.

We neither independently verified Braden Lenzy’s assertion, nor did we ask how it was timed, which can create minor variations in the end result.

Regardless, Pride is most likely the fastest guy on campus, although he’s going to get tested.

At 9:36 p.m. on Monday, April 29, Pride and Lenzy, a rising sophomore, are going to race other students as part of Notre Dame Day 2019, which you can watch at

There will be preliminary heats for the women at 8:36 p.m. Sunday, April 28, with a final heat about 15 minutes later. The men’s prelim heats start at 9:05 p.m. and the preliminary final heat is about 20 minutes after that.

The 29 hour fundraising event will also feature performances from the Chicago cast of “Hamilton,” Todd Rundgren, the Notre Dame Glee Club and The Undertones, as well as interviews with these current and former Notre Dame athletes and coaches:


  • 7:09 p.m.: Chris Zorich, Tony Rice and Tim Ryan: The Riding Irish with their motorcycles at the Bookstore Basketball Finals
  • 7:12 p.m.: Clark Lea, defensive coordinator
  • 7:33 p.m.: John Mooney, basketball forward
  • 8:09 p.m.: Ian Book, quarterback
  • 8:30 p.m.: Zorch, Rice and Ryan
  • 9:42 p.m.: The offensive line
  • 10:05 p.m.: Josh Adams, Philadelphia Eagles running back
  • 10:19 p.m.: Anders Bjork, left wing for the Providence Bruins (a Boston Bruins affiliate)
  • 10:32 p.m.: Miles Boykin, wide receiver
  • 11:31 p.m.: Mary Ryan, rowing coxswain


  • 9:33 a.m.: Summer Thorpe, track and field
  • 10:51 a.m.: Nick Itkin, two-time NCAA champion in men’s foil
  • 11:37 a.m.: Zoe Spencer, women’s tennis
  • 12:12 p.m.: Axel Nefve, men’s tennis
  • 12:30 p.m.: Alex Lebedev, men’s tennis
  • 1:09 p.m.: Chad Riley, men’s soccer head coach
  • 2:25 p.m.: Rick Mirer, former Notre Dame quarterback and his son, Morrison, men’s lacrosse
  • 4:05 p.m.: T.J. Gibbs, men’s basketball
  • 4:50 p.m.: A.J. Pollock, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 5:25 p.m.: Pat Connaughton, Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard
  • 6:12 p.m.: Muffet McGraw, women’s basketball coach
  • 7:47 p.m.: Jerome Bettis
  • 8:10 p.m.: Troy Niklas
  • 9:24 p.m.: NCAA Champion Distance medley relay team
  • 9:36 p.m.: Troy Pride Jr., Braden Lenzy and the fastest students on campus
  • 9:40 p.m.: The defensive line
  • 9:50 p.m.: Anders Lee, New York Islanders’ captain
  • 10:11 p.m.: Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys offensive guard
  • 10:41 p.m.: Rocket Ismail, 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 11:15 p.m.: Brady Quinn, former Notre Dame quarterback
  • 11:30 p.m.: John Carney, former Notre Dame kicker and the fifth all-time leading scorer in NFL history. (Also dad to J.D. Carney, who is a quarterback on the football team)
  • 11:39 p.m.: Julian Love, Notre Dame All-America cornerback
  • 11:45 p.m.: Mike McGlinchey, San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle
  • 11:50 p.m.: Joe Theismann, former Notre Dame football quarterback

You can get the complete schedule here.