For argument's sake - White NFL Players with 4.3 Speed

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  1. Avante

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    The question was asked .....how many 4.3 black footbalers are there?

    I'm first and foremost a track guy with sprints being my main interest.

    If we are talking national/world class sprinters and football then it looks like this....

    Olympian ***

    Buddy Young NCAA/AAU Champ...all 5-4 of him
    Ollie Matson***
    Bobby Boyd NCAAChamp
    Bob Hayes*** WR holder
    Henry Carr*** WR holder 200m
    Clarence Childs
    Marqiuz Goodwin
    Eugene White
    Homer Jones.....daddy of the spike, first player to run back a KO to score on MNF.
    Ken Burrough
    Warrick Dunn
    James Lofton
    Renaldo Nehemiah
    Virgil Livers
    Charlie Frazier
    Rod Barksdale
    Tony Jones
    Herkie Walls
    O.J.Simpson
    Ray Norton*** WR holder
    Frank Budd*** WR holder
    Jamaal Charles
    Tyreek Hill
    Jeff Demps***
    Xavier Carter
    John Capel
    Sultan McCullough
    Kareem Kelly
    Darrin Nelson
    Len Willis
    Mark Duper
    Joe Delaney
    Mike Miller
    Elbert "Golden Wheels" Dubenion
    Lenny Lyles
    Sammie Parker
    Darrel Green...NFL Fastest Man
    Willie Gault***
    Cecil Turner
    Herschel Walker
    Deion Sanders
    Alexander Wright NFL Fastest Man
    Rocket Ismail
    Bo Jackson
    Travis Williams
    Cliff Branch
    Jacoby Ford
    James Jett***
    James Trapp
    Alvis Whitted
    Curtis Dickey...only NFL RB to be world ranked in the 100m (talking his college days)
    Phil Epps
    Isacc Curtis
    Mel Gray
    J,D. Hill
    Michael Bates***
    Ron Brown***
    Sam Graddy***
    Johnny Jones***
    Wesley Walker
    Trenton Jackson***
    Jerome Mathis
    Leonard Scott.....his 9.91 the fastest time ever ran by any footballer
    Ken Thomas
    Bob Paremore
    Rocky Thompson
    Stone Johnson ***....killed in a preseason game, a 200m WR holder
    Amos Marsh
    Terrence Newman
    Michael Bennett
    Willie McGee....WR 9.1
    Curtis Conway
    Chris Sanders
    Anthony Miller
    Michael Haynes...NFL Fastest Man
    Ted Ginn Jr
    Eddie Kennison...NFL Fastest Man
    Larry Burton***
    Gerald Tinker***

    Guys like Tommie Smith and Jimmy Hines were just experiments that didn't work, so they don't belong.
     
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  2. Don Wassall

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    No one's ever claimed blacks can't run fast in a straight line. We support the many Whites who can but who never were treated fairly in college and by the NFL. Why is it so hard to comprehend that this is a site that roots for White athletes?
     
  3. Extra Point

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    Where is Big Unreal when you need him?
     
  4. dolphins15

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    John Riggins, Matt Jones, Luke Staley, Alan Ameche, John David Crow, Paul Hornung, Harlon Hill, Del Shofner, Billy Wilson, Cris Collingsworth, Hugh Taylor, Mac Speedie, Billy Howton, Max McCaffrey, Bill Schroeder, Travis Jervey , Paul Gibson.

    There have been plenty of big white people who are fast. To me the main problem is recruiting from high school to college. Julio Jones and Jeff Janis are very similar in measurements. Jones was 5 star prospect who could have went to any college he wanted. Janis had to go to Saginaw Valley State. To me that is the biggest difference.
     
  5. white lightning

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    Avante you have been here countless times under different names. The old time posters know who you are. You used to go by the username of Brutal and many others. Take your historic knowledge elsewhere. No one here cares.
     
  6. celticdb15

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    Avante is all about keeping it real, or as the Bruvas say keeping it onehunna.
     
  7. NWsoccerfan

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    It has nothing to do with keeping it real. It's our stance that a lot of white athletes don't get the opportunities to succeed in sports such as football due to favoritism and a myth that black people will always perform better. We follow their sporting careers and like to use stats and numbers whenever possible to back up our position. This site is for us to follow and post about white athletes not black athletes. We also don't claim that black people are slow. If you want to follow black athletes and post about their past achievements, that's fine, but this isn't the site for you.
     
  8. rockybleier

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    Has there ever been a study on what percentage of kids get their growth spurt early?
    Not sure of the answer.....I was a big time late bloomer......A lot of my white friends were way bigger than me early in high school, it took a couple years for me to catch up and surpass.........One can prevail under certain circumstances, but it’s an uphill road......But what about white vs black when it comes to physical development?......Lots of talented kids across the board have it tough getting recruited if they’re a late bloomer.........

    Again, just throwing it out there......
     
  9. MrPoon

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    Was RB Chad Hall a 4.3 guy?
     
  10. Extra Point

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    Good point. I think whites, in general, develop later than blacks.
     
  11. MrPoon

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    Yes they do. The girls CERTAINLY do.
     
  12. NWsoccerfan

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    My son runs highschool track and I have noticed that blacks do seem to develop at a younger age. I don't know if there are any studies to back up the theory, but I have noticed it on more than one occasion. Last week I was at a meet and the winner of the 200 looked like he was about 30 years old. My son's school isn't overly diverse but has a few black kids that run track. There is a black kid that is pretty fast. He is only 5'7 maybe, but has the build of a fully grown man and he has been like that since 8th or 9th grade. His body definitely developed faster than normal.
     
  13. Thrashen

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    LOL at Jeff Demps, the 5’ 7” smurf who was listed as a RB/WR, yet had zero actual football skills. He couldn’t catch, couldn’t cut, couldn’t jump, couldn’t return kicks, and couldn’t break tackles. I remember watching him in pre-season and aside from looking completely out of his element, he looked no faster than anyone else, black or white. The white WR’s (and RB) on the Patriot roster at the time (Woodhead, Welker, and Edelman) easily beat him out.

    Demps was never actually timed in the 40 yard dash at the combine or Florida’s Pro Day. Yet you listed him as a “4.3 footballer.” Wrong again, I guess.
     

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