Top 10 Fastest NFL Players Ever

10. Chris Johnson

Christopher Duan Johnson is a former American football running back.
After a record-breaking 4.24 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, he was drawn up by the Tennessee Titan in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. In 2009, he won the NFL title with 2,006 yards, breaking Marshall Faulk’s total scrimmage record of 2,509 yards. He got the nickname CJ2K. In 2009, he was the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year. Johnson played for the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Jets as well.

9. Trindon Holliday

Former American football wide receiver and return specialist, Trindon Holliday is best known for lightning running speed. In the sixth round of the 2010 NFL draught, he was drafted by the Houston Texans.

8. Cliff Branch

During his 14-year National Football League (NFL), Clifford Branch Jr. was an American professional football player who was a wide receiver with the Oakland/ Los Angeles Raiders. In Super Bowl XI, XV, and XVIII, he won three NFL championships. After playing Colorado Buffaloes football, he was selected by the Raiders in the 4th round of the 1972 NFL Draft.

7. Willie Gault

Willie James Gault is a wide receiver and potential Olympian former NFL American athlete. For 11 seasons he played at the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Raiders in the National Football League. Considered to be one of the fastest all-time NFL players, Gault was a member of the Super Bowl XX bears team.

6. Renaldo Nehemiah

Retired American track and field athlete Renaldo Nehemiah has specialized in the 110-meter hurdles. For four straight years, he has been the number one in the world and is a former record-holder. In less than 13 seconds, Nehemiah is the first man to run the event. In 1982-85 as a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, Nehemiah also played pro football in NFL before returning to athletics from 1986-1991. 

5. Ike Taylor

Ike Taylor is a former cornerback in American football. Drafted in the fourth round of the NFL 2003, he spent the entire 12-year career in Pittsburgh with The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

4. Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders. is an American athlete, sports analyst, and coach who has been in the NFL for 14 seasons, and is nicknamed ‘Prime Time.’ He is the Trinity Christian School’s offensive coordinator in Cedar Hill, Texas, and before their Spring 2021 season, he will be assuming duties as head Coach at Jackson State University. He was also a member of the Atlanta Falcons, the 49 San Francisco, the Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens during his American football career. For nine seasons he was a part-time baseball outfielder at MLB where he was involved for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds, and the San Francisco Giants. In the 1992 World Series, he won two Super Bowl titles and was the only athlete to play both in a Super Bowl and in a World Series.

3. Darrell Green

Darrell Ray Green is an American former football professional who from 1983 to 2002, was a cornerback to the Washington Redskins in the National Football League. He’s widely regarded as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL ever.

2. Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson is a former American football and baseball player. In the history of baseball and football, he is the only professional athlete to be named an All-star. The elite standard of Jackson in several sports gave him a reputation for being one of the best athletes ever.

1. Robert Hayes

The Olympic sprinter Bob Hayes turned American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys in National Football League. He was an American field athlete in both track and football at Florida A&M University and was also a two-sport college standout. It’s got one of NFL players’ top 100 meters run time (lowest run time). In 2001,   Hayes got inducted at the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor and in January 2009 was selected as an induction at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On 8 August 2009, he was officially inducted in Canton, Ohio. Hayes is the second gold medalist in the Olympics to be named after Jim Thorpe in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Currently, he holds the fastest 70-yard Dash run world record (6.9 seconds). He is also attached to the 60-yard dash for the second-fastest time in the world. Considering his  records in the 60-yard, 100-yard, 220-yard, and  Olympic 100-meter dashes many  considered him to be the “world’s fastest human.”

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