Who is College Football's Fastest Man?
Airese Currie is the #1 speed merchant in college football.
Traditionally, football players are timed in the 40 yard dash to gauge their speed, but we are going to use the 100 meter times of the football players who competed in track and field during the 2004 season to determine who is the fastest. Football coaches on all levels of competition are looking for guys who can "take it the distance".
What is the distance? 100 yards
And wouldn't it be more appropriate to measure the speed of football players from the goal line to the end line(110 yards) than 40 yards---100 meters is equal to 109.36133 yards.
Here are the fastest guys in college football for 2004:
1)Airese Currie, WR Clemson 10.22
2)Tye Hill, DB Clemson 10.27
3)Jonathan Wade, DB Tennessee 10.38
4)Stanford Routt, DB Houston 10.39
5)Devin Hester, WR Miami 10.42
6)Pedro Holiday, WR Middle Tenn State 10.43
Terrell Walden, DB Miami 10.43
Dennis Mitchell, DB W.Kentucky 10.43
7)Stanley Wilson, DB Stanford 10.46
Nate Soleberg, DB BYU 10.46
8)Jarvis Murchison, WR LA-Lafayette 10.47
Darnell Jenkins, WR Miami 10.47
9)James Rainer, WR E Tenn State 10.48
Braelon Davis, DB Baylor 10.48
10)Travarous Bain, DB Miami 10.52
Daniel Mclemore, DB Oklahoma State 10.63(2004), 10.3(4th-2003)
*Craphonso Thorpe, WR Florida State 10.43(8th-2003)
Clemson wideout Airese Currie is College football's fastest player for 2004-05. He has been a regular member of our top ten since its inception in 2002. Currie was ranked sixth in 2002 with a time of 10.43 and last year he was ranked third with a time of 10.29. Even though he has another season to compete in track and field, Currie will not have a chance to become the first repeat winner because he will finish his last year of football eligibility this year. Like his jersey number, he is truly the #1 speed merchant in college football.
Clemson's football tradition of touching Howard's Rock and running down the Hill was voted by the Sporting News magazine as the best tradition in college football, and Clemson is also the home of the toughest hill to run down in football, Tye Hill. Hill is only behind teammate Airese Currie when it comes to pure speed and he has made vast improvements in track and on the football field. He was ranked ninth(10.48) on our 2003 list and he is the current ACC indoor 60m champion and the 100m outdoor champ. Hill finished second at the NCAA east regionals with a time of 10.27 after running a 10.29 in the preliminaries and he ran 10.27 again at the NCAA finals.
Hurricane season normally begins on June 1st but the University of Miami football players have been building up their speed since January 18th, the start of the indoor track season, in preparation for the upcoming 2004 football season. If you're a wide receiver or defensive back in the ACC and Miami is on your schedule-get ready. The Hurricanes have six receivers and four defensive backs who participated in track and field this past season. Leading the receivers are Hester(5th), Jenkins(8th), Akeem Jolla(10.6), and Roscoe Parrish(10.65-03) with Ryan Moore and Sinorice Moss competing in the long jump and sprint events, respectively. The defensive backs are lead by Terrell Walden(6th), Travarous Bain(10th), Tanard Davis(10.59), and Kelly Jennings(10.76) who are all blessed with great speed, but the leader of the secondary on the field is Antrel Rolle, the best cornerback in the nation.
*Thorpe is expected to be fully recovered from the injury(broken fibula) he sustained last year.
2003 College football's Fastest Man
2002 College football's Fastest Man