These Guys Are HELLA Fast

Cory Gregory


How fast are you? That’s where all the swag starts in the playground. Who has the speed? Who can get everyone when they play tag? Who can run all the touchdowns? Being fast & jumping high at early ages are great indicators of athletic ability. We wanted to bring up some true legends of speed for you today so you can remise about the crazy ability of these great athletes. Here are some of our favorite athletes and their 40 yard dash times.

Bo Jackson/4.12 - The 40 time to rule them all — the legendary 4.12 put up by Bo Jackson (Auburn) in 1986. Though it has been questioned because of the human element involved, it’s not hard to imagine Jackson running a 4.12 40 if you’ve ever seen him play or even seen highlights.

Darrell Green/4.15 - Darrell Green  (Texas A&M-Kingsville) ran a 4.15 back in 1983. Green spent his entire 20-year career with the Redskins where he was known for most of it as the NFL’s fastest man. Green was selected to seven Pro Bowls, played in three Super Bowl — winning two — and was the 1996 Walter Payton Man of the Year.

Joey Galloway/4.18 - Joey Galloway (Ohio State) ripped off a blazing 4.18 back in 1995. The Ohio Valley native played 16 seasons in the NFL for five different franchises. His speed made him a dangerous deep-threat during his tenure in the league. He finished with 77 touchdown catches and 15.6 yards per reception over the course of his career. Apparently, he can still fly. Former Ohio State quarterback and ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit tweeted out that Galloway posted a 4.29 on grass at the age of 42.

Deion Sanders/4.21 - Almost as if on purpose, Deion Sanders (Florida State) turned in a 40 time in 1989 where the numbers behind the decimal matched his jersey. Sanders is widely regarded as the best cover corner in the history of the game and one of the faster players ever as well.