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October 31, 2011
Who is the fastest player in football?
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October 31, 2011

Nfl Players Poll

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Who is the fastest player in football?

Chris Johnson, Titans RB 38%

DeSean Jackson, Eagles WR 23%

Mike Wallace, Steelers WR 12%

Devin Hester, Bears WR/KR 3%

Jacoby Ford, Raiders WR 3%


Johnson ran a 4.24-second 40-yard dash at the NFL draft combine in 2008, the fastest mark since times became official, in 1999. Ford's time at the 2010 combine (4.28) tied him with three other players as the second-fastest... . Michael Vick, who was voted No. 1 the last time SI polled on this subject, in 2006, was No. 6 (2%), even at age 31, and was the only QB to receive more than one vote... . Colts DE Dwight Freeney was the only lineman named more than once.

Based on 316 NFL players who responded to SI's survey