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    Tyreek Hill and the speed back
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    Twice yesterday I heard tv football announcers talking about how unusual it was for track guys to be running backs, not true. In the FSU/Okla St game they went on and one about the speed of Tyreek Hill. Which was cool.


    The first speedy, elusive, quick running back was Illinois's Buddy Young an AAU/NCAA sprint champ, he came a little before Ollie Matson another great sprinter/running back.

    When Bullet Bob Hayes was at FAMU he was running back. Love to see some videos of that. And his running mate was Bob Paremore a 9.4 guy who got drafted by the Cards.

    Houston McTear was a running back at Baker HS (Avg over 13yds a carry).

    Eric Dickerson was a sprinter.
    Adrian Peterson ran track.
    Chris Johnson was a sprinter.

    Now add....

    Herschel Walker Ga/pick one
    Bo Jackson Auburn/Raiders
    Napolean Kaufman Cali State 100m champ /Raiders
    Justin Fargas Cali State 100m champ/Raiders
    Trindon Holliday LSU/pick one
    Jeff Demps Florida/?
    Cyril Pinder Illinois/Eagles
    Billy Cannon LSU/Oilers
    Curtis Dickey Tex A&M/Colts
    Stone Johnson Grambling/Chiefs
    Joe Delaney NWLa/Chiefs
    Andrew Hopkins SFAustin
    Eugene White FAMU/Raiders
    Laverne Smith Kansas
    Sultan McCullough USC
    O.J.Simpson USC/Bills
    C.J.Spiller Clemson/Bills
    Travis Wiliams ASU/Packers
    Jamaal Charles Texas/Chiefs
    Michael Bennett Wisconsin/Vikings
    Javid Best Cali state 100m champ/Lions
    Reggie Bush USC/Lions
    Darin Nelson Stanford/Vikings
    Butch Woolfolk Mich/Giants

    Obviously Gale Sayers, Eric Metcalf could motor but they were long jumpers.

    Paul Robinson the first Bengal to have a 1000 yard season was a 400 hurdler while at Arizona.

    Terry Metcalf the father of Eric was also a long jumper while at LBSt/Cards.

    Who did I forget?
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    Robert Smith - Ohio State/Minnesota perhaps?
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    Yep, a 45.7 (close anyway) guy, dude had a stride for a running back.

    Good one!

    A few more....

    Tyrone Wheatley Mich/Giants a hurdler
    James Owens UCLA/Niners a hurdler
    James McAlister UCLA a long jumper
    Dino Philyaw Oregon/Pats? Sprinter
    Mel Renfro Oregon/Cowboys hurdler/long jumper
    LaMichael James Oregon/Niners sprinter
    Amos Marsh Oregon/Cowboys sprinter
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    On the flip side, one of the better and speedier college running backs (or WRs) was shown running down the sidelines being futilely chased by a DB or two, .... but being caught by the ball boy running down the sideline. So much for 'world-class' speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    On the flip side, one of the better and speedier college running backs (or WRs) was shown running down the sidelines being futilely chased by a DB or two, .... but being caught by the ball boy running down the sideline. So much for 'world-class' speed.
    There was nobody in that stadium with...."world class"...speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixon View Post
    The first speedy, elusive, quick running back was Illinois's Buddy Young an AAU/NCAA sprint champ...

    When Bullet Bob Hayes was at FAMU he was running back. Love to see some videos of that....

    Who did I forget?
    Well for the early years, pre 1950 ... since we are talking about college ball then I would say you forgot

    1) Marty Glickman, exceptional dash credentials
    2) Glenn "mr outside" davis who averaged 11 yards per carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    Well for the early years, pre 1950 ... since we are talking about college ball then I would say you forgot

    1) Marty Glickman, exceptional dash credentials
    2) Glenn "mr outside" davis who averaged 11 yards per carry.
    Well as you saw above I was sorta talking about college/pro. Did Glickman play pro ball, I really don't know.

    Young was was the guy who really flashed. I can't think of anyone before him who made that sort of speed impact.

    Hmmmmmmmm?.......Red Grange? Jim Thorpe?
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    When Bullet Bob Hayes was at FAMU he was running back. Love to see some videos of that. And his running mate was Bob Paremore a 9.4 guy who got drafted by the Cards.
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    Well as you saw above I was sorta talking about college/pro. Did Glickman play pro ball, I really don't know.

    Young was was the guy who really flashed. I can't think of anyone before him who made that sort of speed impact.

    Hmmmmmmmm?.......Red Grange? Jim Thorpe?
    yep, you are right, Glickman did not play pro ball ...though his time at Syracuse was filled with rushing records he was too small and frail for the pro game.
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    When Bullet Bob Hayes was at FAMU he was running back. Love to see some videos of that. And his running mate was Bob Paremore a 9.4 guy who got drafted by the Cards.
    Before Hayes showed up at FAMU they had had running backs Willie Galimore and Eugene White a 9.4 guy. Galimore was amazing but the Bears also had a stud FB in Rick Casares, he got a lot of the carries. White did nothing as a pro....poof!

    NFLers to be Al Denson 9.6 and Paremore ran on those FAMU 4x1 teams with Hayes.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUQ-33RtDWI
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