published Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Mocs' Skrine shines in 40

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    Tennessee Chattanooga defensive back Buster Skrine runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga cornerback Buster Skrine likely gave his NFL draft stock a big boost Tuesday by running the fastest 40-yard dash time at the NFL combine.

Skrine ran an unofficial time of 4.29 in his first attempt, the only sub-4.3 time of the combine. He stumbled a bit on his second run and still was clocked at 4.36.

A two-time first-team All-Southern Conference selection, Skrine was projected by many analysts before the combine as a late-round pick in the draft.

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about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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