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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    All these times, as well as Trindon Holliday's 10.00,
    I agree with your assessment in large, but Holliday was a legit well-trained track sprinter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Saw a thing yesterday on youtube - almost posted it here. It was a ranking of the 10 fastest NFL players ever. They ranked Bob Hayes #5. Henry Carr was not listed. Darrell Green was #1. Bo Jackson was #2. Deion Sanders #3.

    I agree with Atticus about Hayes' ranking as a sprinter. Shows what the NFL guys know about speed. Bo Jackson not even remotely in Hayes' league as a sprinter.
    What about Cliff Branch? He should be high on the list, as fast as Darrell Green I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schigh View Post
    What about Cliff Branch? He should be high on the list, as fast as Darrell Green I think.
    Does anyone have a time for Branch?
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    Bob Hayes was unquestionably the fastest NFL player ever.

    Darrell Green was the fastest of the modern era. Untapped sprint potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Bo knows that if Bo had trained to just be a sprinter, he (and Neon) woulda been contendas.
    spot on, if Bo Jackson trained for only track he would have weighed about 180lbs and he would have been an NCAA and USATF 100m finalist for sure.

    Bob Hayes was a cut above even that.. a whole different level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Does anyone have a time for Branch?
    10.0 semi finals, 1972 NCAA, hand timed, according to wiki. 20.5 for the 200
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    They were thinking 'quickness', which is a football thing. For actual speed, there was no match.
    I was watching highlights of C McCaffrey the other day. He's tearing up the NFL with his quicks, but he wasn't even in the top 5 in the 40 at the Combine.
    Dave Sime is his grandfather so he has the genes for speed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    I agree with your assessment in large, but Holliday was a legit well-trained track sprinter.
    They had Holliday somewhere around 8-10 in the list - can't remember, but they did list him. Once again they had no clue how fast he was.

    I suspect the guys who put together this list had never even heard of Henry Carr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schigh View Post
    What about Cliff Branch? He should be high on the list, as fast as Darrell Green I think.
    Branch was not in the top 10.

    For this part of the thread, we definitely need Brutal / Texas back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    Bob Hayes was unquestionably the fastest NFL player ever.

    Darrell Green was the fastest of the modern era. Untapped sprint potential.
    IMHO, Bob Hayes was unquestionably the fastest human ever, until Usain Bolt came along. And like Atticus, Hayes at his best vs Bolt at his best would have been a race I would love to have seen
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