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RonnieT24

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That's a very very small number. How many players have ever played in the history of the NFL that wasn't a track star?

The point we may not be conveying as effectively as we like is that a LOT of NFL players WERE track stars in high school and/or college but decided at some point to focus on football. Ezekiel Elliott was a Missouri state champ in the 100 meters and high hurdles in high school. Devin Hester was a Florida State champ in the long jump. Chris Johnson was a Florida 100 meter state champ.. A lot of guys stop running track in college because it's the football team that gave them the scholarship. After all football gets 80-90 of 'em to hand out! Other sports don't get half that many. Some guys get double scholarships.. Others, like Deion and Bo get scholarships in three sports - football, baseball and track and field. Hell even John Riggins was a Kansas state champ in the 100 yard dash back in his high school days.

I would wager there are 5-6 legit high school/college track and field studs on every NFL roster. Speed kills.. and it, along with sheer size, is one of the things you simply cannot teach.
 

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That's a very very small number. How many players have ever played in the history of the NFL that wasn't a track star?

Trust me TONS of NFLers have ran HS and or NCAA track, no less than 20 Olympian tracksters have made NFL rosters,

Just goIng to do the Raiders unless ya press me.

Olympians

Bo Roberson, James Jett, James Trapp, Ron Brown. Sam Graddy, Willie Gault.

Others....

Cliff Branch
Rocket Ismail
James Lofton
Rod Woodson
Jacoby Ford
Stanford Routt
Dokie Williams
Warren Wells
Michael Haynes
Bo Jackson
Rod Barksdale
 

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What the hell....

Ollie Matson
RGIII
Robert Smith
Jonathan Taylor
All those Raiders above
Mike Miller
Donald Driver
Phil Epps
Travis Williams
Quadry Ismail
Gene Washington
Hugh McElhenny
Lynn Swann
Rayeem Mostert
Vance Jojnson
Mel Renfro
Earl McCullouch
Ron Jessie
Karl Farmer
Homer Jones
Tyrone Wheatley
Charlie Frazier
Latin Berry
Sammie Parker
Pat Johnson
Darrin Nelson
Isacc Curtis
Mel Gray
Willie McGee
Gale Sayers
Tyreek Hill
Chris Sanders
Henry Carr
Alvin Harper
Herman Moore
JJ Birden
Champ Bailey
Herschel Walker
Danny Peebles
Darrell Green
Eric Dickerson
Terry Bradshaw
Travis Hannah
Calvin Hill
Johnny Jones
Johnny Hector
Wesley Walker
Warren McVea
Larry Burton
Gerald Tinker
Todd Gurley
Renaldo Nehemiah
Reyna Thompson
Rod Jones
Russell Carter
Fair Hooker

Will ignore....Frank Budd, Ray Norton, Jimmy Hines, Tommie Smith, they were failed experiments.
 
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