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Axl Rose
04-05-2007, 08:17 AM
I'd think it was the rocket.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb-QBR2IzlQ

draftguru151
04-05-2007, 08:43 AM
Xavier Carter. Who cares if he never saw the field, he was faaaaaaast.

VYTitans
04-05-2007, 09:01 AM
I would have to say that the fastest ever definitly had to be Bo Jackson, if he had just dedicated himself to the game of football he would have broken so many records...

Moses
04-05-2007, 09:05 AM
Xavier Carter. Who cares if he never saw the field, he was faaaaaaast.

2nd fastest 200m time of all-time.

volman88
04-05-2007, 10:33 AM
Xavier Carter. Who cares if he never saw the field, he was faaaaaaast.

Definetly, he left LSU do be a pro track athlete.

Xonraider
04-05-2007, 11:18 AM
I would have to say that the fastest ever definitly had to be Bo Jackson, if he had just dedicated himself to the game of football he would have broken so many records...

Agreed. Plus, he was REALLY good.

KCJ58
04-05-2007, 01:39 PM
Randy Moss:):):)

TPFKA#1SaintsFan
04-05-2007, 03:29 PM
I don't know about football speed, who played the fastest out there with pads on, but if we're talking about pure speed the answer is Xavier Carter, and it's nobody else really comes close.

http://images.usatoday.com/sports/_photos/2006/06/13/carter.jpg

leftwich7
04-05-2007, 03:46 PM
devin hester, deion sanders, and DeAngelo Hall are all very fast but i can't disagree with X, he has some burners, he doesn't need football, he will be in the olympics one day

Brent
04-05-2007, 04:06 PM
I think Bo Jackson is up there. He has a 4.19 in the 40.

But definitely Xavier.

r_nov
04-05-2007, 10:22 PM
Xavier is fast and all but did you guys know he got be in a race by Trindon Holliday(ran a 4.27 while wearing jordans.)

snuff
04-05-2007, 10:46 PM
Michael Bennett...

10.18 in the 100-meter dash. (carter runs a 10.29)
20.66 seconds in the 200-meter dash. (carter runs a 19.63 though)

goonie61
04-05-2007, 11:11 PM
I remember Darrell Green was really fast

sodar21
04-05-2007, 11:29 PM
Xavier Carter. Who cares if he never saw the field, he was faaaaaaast.

Perhaps the topic should be narrowed down to the fastest half decent players in college football history.

I'd say in recent memory Ginn, Warrick, Bennett, Moss.

brat316
04-05-2007, 11:34 PM
Prime Time

etk
04-05-2007, 11:59 PM
Barry Sanders, he was just miles ahead of the competition in every way.

Paranoidmoonduck
04-06-2007, 01:27 AM
I don't know if Bo was the fastest, but I gotta say it is damn amazing to see someone 240+ moving that quick.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4iIwb_Y3Tyw

sodar21
04-06-2007, 11:17 AM
Joey Galloway.

DoWnThEfiElD
04-06-2007, 01:16 PM
Tim Dwight was up there too

bucknut12
04-06-2007, 02:04 PM
Any Texas fans out there? I think I looked up that Jammal Charles ran a 10.1 100m.

geaux tigers
04-06-2007, 02:24 PM
Michael Bennett...

10.18 in the 100-meter dash. (carter runs a 10.29)
20.66 seconds in the 200-meter dash. (carter runs a 19.63 though)

Carter ran a 10.09 for the 100m ncaa title. jamaal charles was either 3rd or 4th in the same race at 10.2x. Carter won 1st in the 100m, 400m, 4x100, and 4x400 all at NCAA outdoor championship.

http://www.usatf.org/athletes/bios/Carter_Xavier.asp

Carter was the 2006 NCAA indoor and outdoor track athlete of the yr.

sodar21
04-06-2007, 03:02 PM
Carter ran a 10.09 for the 100m ncaa title. jamaal charles was either 3rd or 4th in the same race at 10.2x. Carter won 1st in the 100m, 400m, 4x100, and 4x400 all at NCAA outdoor championship.

http://www.usatf.org/athletes/bios/Carter_Xavier.asp

Carter was the 2006 NCAA indoor and outdoor track athlete of the yr.

Except that Bennett was actually good at football.

terribletowel39
04-06-2007, 03:02 PM
Except that Bennett was actually good at football.

uhh...i guess.

TigerBait45
04-06-2007, 10:05 PM
I don't think that has much to do with being fast though.

volman88
04-06-2007, 11:03 PM
Tim Dwight was up there too


He embarassed people

WildDude
04-07-2007, 12:22 AM
Most of the fastest players were ones who were pure athletes who had to refine their football skills and xavier carter was one who didnt bother... most fast players cant catch which is why they should be playing corner, Xavier carter was a waste of football talent he coulda been amazing the scouts raved about him coming out of high school, i think if LSU gave him more of a chance or if he had someone like Jerry rice as his recievers coach he coulda been great, he barely played and i actually rooted for him more than early doucet

America
04-07-2007, 12:49 AM
Any Texas fans out there? I think I looked up that Jammal Charles ran a 10.1 100m.

I think it was a 10.12

Komp
04-07-2007, 11:39 AM
Wow, I had no idea that Jammal Charles was anywhere near that fast. Damn...

draftguru151
04-07-2007, 12:14 PM
Yea he is a track star, but he really needs to stop worrying about track if he wants to be a pro football player. I know he put on some weight and I think he went to spring ball instead of track this year, but he really is nowhere near big enough for pro prospect. He does have amazing speed though.

TPFKA#1SaintsFan
04-07-2007, 12:30 PM
Most of the fastest players were ones who were pure athletes who had to refine their football skills and xavier carter was one who didnt bother... most fast players cant catch which is why they should be playing corner, Xavier carter was a waste of football talent he coulda been amazing the scouts raved about him coming out of high school, i think if LSU gave him more of a chance or if he had someone like Jerry rice as his recievers coach he coulda been great, he barely played and i actually rooted for him more than early doucet

In all fairness, during his time at LSU, he had guys like Michael Clayton (1st round pick), Devery Henderson (2nd round pick), Skyler Green, Dwayne Bowe (soon to be 1st round pick), Craig Davis (soon to be 2nd round pick), and Early Doucet (probable future 1st/2nd rounder) in front of him. LSU has been stacked with talent at WR for the last 5 or so years. He pretty much had to battle with Bennie Brazell (another track superstar) for the #4 or #5 WR spot. It's not that he didn't have the talent, it's just that there was so much talent in front of him.

Bengals1690
04-07-2007, 01:05 PM
one time in NCAA 2006 i recruited a quarterback that ran like a 4.2 something.

im goin homer and saying ted ginn, eventhogh i know that he was not the fastest.

JeffSamardzijaIRISH
04-07-2007, 01:25 PM
According to Madden, it was Devin Hester.

Music and Football
04-10-2007, 08:08 PM
Prime Time

I agree with this one.

Miami Kush
04-17-2007, 07:27 PM
Xaiver "pee wee" carter is probaly top 3 fastest ever. I played football agaist him in high school Palm Bay High,and saw him at track meets as well. That kid is going to be in the olympics soon!

iowatreat54
04-17-2007, 07:38 PM
rex grossman

WildDude
04-17-2007, 11:49 PM
In all fairness, during his time at LSU, he had guys like Michael Clayton (1st round pick), Devery Henderson (2nd round pick), Skyler Green, Dwayne Bowe (soon to be 1st round pick), Craig Davis (soon to be 2nd round pick), and Early Doucet (probable future 1st/2nd rounder) in front of him. LSU has been stacked with talent at WR for the last 5 or so years. He pretty much had to battle with Bennie Brazell (another track superstar) for the #4 or #5 WR spot. It's not that he didn't have the talent, it's just that there was so much talent in front of him.
true that but he didnt even start on KR/PR cause of the fact that hes an idiot and took a knee on like the 5 yard line when he was a freshman i believe, they shoulda given him a few snaps a game and use him on WR reverses with that kind of speed u can do anything with him

DChess
04-18-2007, 12:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59PhQ4wpODg

terribletowel39
04-18-2007, 01:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59PhQ4wpODg

wow. i am a LSU fan so i know kinda what he can do. but to see his speed against high schoolers is sick.

504 to ATL
04-18-2007, 01:49 AM
Haha the funny thing is that he doesnt even look like he cares before a play. He is just standing upright not even planted firmly then easily runs past you, and then once he is in the open field he turns on the jets.

TeachNC79
04-22-2007, 04:30 PM
I agree

Deion

brat316
04-23-2007, 06:24 PM
He would he have been the fastest "football player" if he has a shread of talent to stay and play,

Ho0k Em'
04-23-2007, 07:48 PM
He would he have been the fastest "football player" if he has a shread of talent to stay and play,

Ya, because it would be smarter to play college football. Then possibly win a gold medal in the olympics and be considered one of the fastest men on earth.

brat316
04-24-2007, 09:21 PM
yo hell yeah football is so amazing much better then a gold circle about 3 inches in diameter

songofthesword
04-29-2007, 06:34 PM
it's the X man, and it's not close.

he say the field agsint arkansas (my home town team)... he made Richardson look like he was standing still and caught a strike from Russell for a TD.

But he made the 110% right decision

songofthesword
04-29-2007, 06:35 PM
considering he left football where his body would have been worn out by the age of 30ish to run track where he is currently making 6 figures if not more out of endorcements, and this is BEFORE the Olympics... don't think it was a bad choice

jeweeee
04-29-2007, 08:56 PM
Carter ran a 10.09 for the 100m ncaa title. jamaal charles was either 3rd or 4th in the same race at 10.2x. Carter won 1st in the 100m, 400m, 4x100, and 4x400 all at NCAA outdoor championship.

http://www.usatf.org/athletes/bios/Carter_Xavier.asp

Carter was the 2006 NCAA indoor and outdoor track athlete of the yr.

I watched the NCAAs, he won the 400 in less than 30 minutes after winning the 100, it was amazing

geaux tigers
04-30-2007, 07:02 AM
not sure how much he signed for, but xman was offered 2mil/yr after his freshman yr in track. this was before winning 4 titles his 2nd yr. just b/c he didnt get much PT his freshman yr in football doesnt mean he dont have any ball skills. he played behind Bowe & Davis who both went 1st round this yr. Not to mention Doucet whos likely to go 1st round next yr also.

Bostonsportlova
05-02-2007, 05:43 PM
Carter he was mad fast

Billingsley26
05-02-2007, 10:12 PM
I thought I heard somewhere that Tim Dwight ran a 4.19 or something close to that. Not too sure tho.

-black
05-02-2007, 10:47 PM
Randy Moss ran a 4.2 at FSU (I think breaking Primetimes record time)...maybe not the track fastest, but extremely fast none the less

TigerBait45
05-02-2007, 11:24 PM
..Didn't Randy Moss play for Marshall?

-black
05-03-2007, 09:52 AM
..Didn't Randy Moss play for Marshall?

yes he did......but he was at FSU first

etk
05-03-2007, 04:15 PM
Hey -black, where is Fred Rouse right now?

Acreboy
05-03-2007, 04:23 PM
I don't know about football speed, who played the fastest out there with pads on, but if we're talking about pure speed the answer is Xavier Carter, and it's nobody else really comes close.

http://images.usatoday.com/sports/_photos/2006/06/13/carter.jpgMoss reportedly ran 4.18 40 in college. That comes close. As did Stallworth and Joey Galloway.

-black
05-03-2007, 08:10 PM
Hey -black, where is Fred Rouse right now?

UTEP.......

TigerBait45
05-03-2007, 08:14 PM
yes he did......but he was at FSU first

Ah, I didn't know that.

cunningham06
05-03-2007, 08:37 PM
Moss reportedly ran 4.18 40 in college. That comes close. As did Stallworth and Joey Galloway.

I never trust those times. Xavier Carter was the fastest for sure.

xUFxGATORxUFx
05-04-2007, 08:03 AM
I know he's not the fastest to ever play, but Percy Harvin is one fast *****

Solomon
05-08-2007, 11:57 AM
I'm not sure how many guys here remember him but I think Michael Bates could've given Carter a run for his money. I have to admit I don't remember watching him in college but he was one of the best kick returners I have ever seen in the NFL. In the 1992 Olympics he ran 200m in 20.38 seconds and took home a bronze medal.

ChefMike
05-08-2007, 03:40 PM
Bo has to be up there he was a beast on wheels !! Rocket should be up there too. Someone that didnt have a superstar career at Miami that was blazing fast in the return game that played at Dallas was Kevin Williams. He only played 2 seasons before going to the NFL but he was fast on the field.

PACKmanN
05-08-2007, 03:52 PM
what was Carter 40 time?

gstock05
05-08-2007, 05:58 PM
Fastest in pads ever?

Ted Ginn & Deion, not even close. Straight line that is.

Best Burst?

Reggie Bush, Devon Hester, Warrick Dunn.

songofthesword
05-11-2007, 07:59 PM
Fastest in pads ever?

Ted Ginn & Deion, not even close. Straight line that is.

Best Burst?

Reggie Bush, Devon Hester, Warrick Dunn.

again, it's carter and it's not close.

he didn't not play because he wasn't good, he didn't play because he was at LSU.. when he DID play, his speed is literarly jaw dropping... I dont think he has the vision as Ginn Jr

geaux tigers
05-12-2007, 10:29 PM
LSU's Trinidon Holliday ran a 10.14 this weekend at a SEC championship meet this weekend. TH had a 92yd KR for a TD vs Arkansas. Watch for a huge breakout yr on KR for Holliday this yr as he'll get more opportunities.

http://www.flashresults.com/2007_Meets/outdoor/sec/?DB_OEM_ID=5200

The fastest Reggie and Ginn ran in h.s was around 10.3x

UT's Jamaal Charles has ran as fast as 10.1x also.

Solomon
05-12-2007, 10:58 PM
again, it's carter and it's not close.

he didn't not play because he wasn't good, he didn't play because he was at LSU.. when he DID play, his speed is literarly jaw dropping... I dont think he has the vision as Ginn Jr

I'm not sure how so many people can say it's "not even close". Sure Carter is a world class sprinter but so was Michael Bates and Ginn probably could've been if he had decided to focus on track as a career.

brat316
05-13-2007, 12:13 AM
He can always try and make that transition back like most track stars try and do

504 to ATL
05-13-2007, 12:32 AM
LSU's Trinidon Holliday ran a 10.14 this weekend at a SEC championship meet this weekend. TH had a 92yd KR for a TD vs Arkansas. Watch for a huge breakout yr on KR for Holliday this yr as he'll get more opportunities.


You have to remember Trindon is much better at small distances, since he is a shorter man he can get to top speed much faster than all these other track runners. Granted he might not be the overall fastest ever but I would reckon his 40 time is right up there if not the fastest.

Xavier I know for fact is better at the longer distances, his 40 time might not have been the fastest.

But then again we are talking in pads, football speed, correct?

sweetness34
05-13-2007, 01:12 AM
No love for Bo Jackson here? That dude was incredibly fast. What a specimen.

Geomar
05-13-2007, 09:34 AM
to put on pads would be neon deon reggie bush the human highlight reel ted ginn devin hester and randy moss (when he was in college).

gstock05
05-13-2007, 05:32 PM
again, it's carter and it's not close.

he didn't not play because he wasn't good, he didn't play because he was at LSU.. when he DID play, his speed is literarly jaw dropping... I dont think he has the vision as Ginn Jr

Read my post, I said IN PADS. Carter pretty much never played.

And what does LSU have to do with him not playing?

Acreboy
05-13-2007, 05:37 PM
I don't know about football speed, who played the fastest out there with pads on, but if we're talking about pure speed the answer is Xavier Carter, and it's nobody else really comes close.

http://images.usatoday.com/sports/_photos/2006/06/13/carter.jpgYou and that picture I swear.

Acreboy
05-13-2007, 05:41 PM
again, it's carter and it's not close.

he didn't not play because he wasn't good, he didn't play because he was at LSU.. when he DID play, his speed is literarly jaw dropping... I dont think he has the vision as Ginn JrCarter had hands of bricks though. Thats why he never saw the field..

Read my post, I said IN PADS. Carter pretty much never played.

And what does LSU have to do with him not playing?LSU has been stacked at WR for a while now.

geaux tigers
05-14-2007, 03:37 AM
Carter had hands of bricks though. Thats why he never saw the field..

LSU has been stacked at WR for a while now.


You dont know what kind of hands Carter had for sure. He never attended LSU football spring practice and played behind Skyler, Bowe, Buster, and Douct. possibly 3 1st rounders right there.

geaux tigers
05-14-2007, 03:39 AM
"Along the way, seven LSU athletes won individual champions including Trindon Holliday who broke Xavier Carter's school record in the 100-meter dash (10.08)."

Nalej
05-14-2007, 02:07 PM
tommie frazier... haha

TigerBait45
05-14-2007, 02:22 PM
You dont know what kind of hands Carter had for sure. He never attended LSU football spring practice and played behind Skyler, Bowe, Buster, and Douct. possibly 3 1st rounders right there.

The way I see it is that if he was good enough he would've played. Bennie Brazell managed to see the field, why not Carter? Because he couldn't catch would be my best guess, but I'm not really sure.

Regardless, the man is incredibly fast. I saw him turn a 5 yard slant pass against Mississippi State where there were three guys in front of him into a touchdown in a matter of steps.

LonghornsLegend
05-17-2007, 05:19 PM
i was surprised xavier carter played at LSU as long as he did anyway, he was always a track star, and that speed made him a good football player....


i know a few track stars/football players and most go track routes for obvious reasons, heres a name some might know or remember...


dabryan blanton...came out of forney, attended OU...left football alone to sign a track contract with nike...now he makes 6 figures for just training, and running track meets in nike apparel, no physical contact, and its something that comes natural without the worry of injury so much....


dont know too many that turn that down...he ran a 10.07 in the 100, set the state record for the 100 and 200 meter, and he had the 7th fastest time in the entire country as a senior in the 100 meter, WOW....


he's probably right up there with carter, although his football career never took off, he's enjoying life as a pro track star now

504 to ATL
05-25-2007, 09:24 PM
Trindon Holliday just ran a 10.08 in one of his outdoor meets.

He is steadilly improving each and every run. Last season he had an ankle injury so this is first year at 100% and learning from those great coaches at LSU.

Oh I forgot to say he lead the nation in the 60 meter event.

504 to ATL
05-27-2007, 12:51 AM
Holliday just ran a 10.07, this right before nationals.

He is peaking at the right time, he is going to be electric on the football field since there are many more designed plays his way.

geaux tigers
06-07-2007, 12:40 AM
Holliday just ran a 10.07, this right before nationals.

He is peaking at the right time, he is going to be electric on the football field since there are many more designed plays his way.


Holliday just ran a 10.02 100m in the NCAA champisonship meet. several consecutive 10.0x 100m.

constant cough
06-07-2007, 08:52 AM
Well discussion over. Holliday is the fastest player in college football, you know this year anway...

Acreboy
06-07-2007, 11:49 AM
Can't wait to see some screens thrown his way. Especially with the way Doucet blocks..

HoopsDemon12
06-12-2007, 07:25 PM
Xavier Carter even though he didnt really play... if you get recrutied practice.. then switch to pro track.. like wow you technically were on the team..

jayceheathman
06-16-2007, 02:10 AM
You guys may not know who he is but I believe the fastest could be Chris Williams out of New Mexico State. The kid is only 5'9 160 pounds so all he does is run fade routes because he is way too little to go over the middle.

Phrost
06-16-2007, 06:13 AM
I would have to say that the fastest ever definitly had to be Bo Jackson, if he had just dedicated himself to the game of football he would have broken so many records...

I agree with you but very few others do.

keylime_5
06-16-2007, 04:33 PM
Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders, Ted Ginn Jr. were all great players known for amazing speed. Jackson was probably both the best player and the fastest of that group though.

LEROY_FROM_YONDER
07-01-2007, 04:07 PM
with pads on....mcfadden is pretty fast check the vid


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcssslTgHBQ

Acreboy
07-01-2007, 04:37 PM
He's fast but look at the 5.26 mark

Trindon Holiday says hi.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=97zhdHpH-_o

reese
07-01-2007, 04:42 PM
ted ginn was pretty fast

YAYareaRB
07-01-2007, 04:45 PM
Desean Jackson graduated from and participated in one of the greatest and most prestigious Track schools.. Long Beach Poly. Most teams bring individual athletes to the State meets, but they bring the whole team each year and always have at least 6 people in the Finals. DeSean had/has DUMBA** speed. If I remember right he ran a 10.2 in the 100m at State

Acreboy
07-01-2007, 06:46 PM
Trindon Holiday runs a 4.27 so if anyone knows anyone who currently runs faster than that.

big daddy russ
07-13-2007, 04:14 AM
There are different types of speed, so it depends on which type you're talking about. Xavier Carter may have had the fastest top end ever, but that doesn't mean he ran the fastest 40 of all time. The 40 measures acceleration as much as top end.

I went to HS with a guy who went on to run track at a D-I school here in Texas. His events were the 200 and 400. Got second in state in the 200 his senior year, fourth (I believe) in the 400. If I remember correctly, he ran somewhere in the 21's in the 200.

That's blazing.

But the fastest 40 he ever posted was in the low-4.4's at a football camp. We had another guy on our football team who broke into the 4.3's at the same camp, but couldn't touch Chris on the track.

As far as top 40's, I know Joey Galloway, Darrell Green, Bo Jackson, and Randal Williams have all broken below the 4.2 mark at the combine. At the same time, though, these were all hand-timed.

I would have to say that the fastest ever definitly had to be Bo Jackson, if he had just dedicated himself to the game of football he would have broken so many records...
I'm a huge Bo fan. I wish I could've donated my hip just to see what he would've wound up doing.

devin hester, deion sanders, and DeAngelo Hall are all very fast but i can't disagree with X, he has some burners, he doesn't need football, he will be in the olympics one day
Believe it or not, Reggie McNeal (former Texas A&M QB, current Bengals WR/KR/etc) ran a faster 40 than Hester. McNeal ran a 4.3 at the combine, but ran a 4.28 in front of NFL scouts at TAMU's pro day a year earlier.

draftguru151
07-13-2007, 08:37 AM
And Hester ran a 4.27 at Miami. And McNeal ran a 4.40 at the combine, not a 4.3.

big daddy russ
07-13-2007, 02:12 PM
And Hester ran a 4.27 at Miami. And McNeal ran a 4.40 at the combine, not a 4.3.
My bad. I thought he ran a 4.3 even, but I was wrong. He ran a 4.35, the third-fastest (at least from what I had heard... I may be wrong on that one) 40 in the 2006 draft class.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/9269912

LonghornsLegend
07-13-2007, 04:00 PM
I don't know if Bo was the fastest, but I gotta say it is damn amazing to see someone 240+ moving that quick.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4iIwb_Y3Tyw



on a side note, that steve smith highlight at the beginning, was probably the sickest return ive ever seen...it beat that devin hester highlight by alot...


but with bo jackson being 220+ lbs, and running a 4.18 at the NFL combine, not a pro day, im gonna say he was the fastest college player