NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread ranked the 18 fastest college football players just last month. Jeff Gladney made the list at seventh and Jalen Reagor was ninth. This would mean the TCU Horned Frogs football team has two of the nine fastest players in the country. Very impressive! Goodbread gave first place to an Ohio State Buckeye, Kendall Sheffield. During Big 12 Media Days, at The Star in Frisco, Texas, we asked TCU wide receiver Jaelan Austin, who is the fastest player on the team? Austin is no slouch himself with a reported 4.48-second 40-yard dash. Austin thought about it and said the fastest guy on the team would have to be either the new track guy, Darrion Flowers or Jalen Reagor. Let’s take a brief look at Flowers.
That is fast. Flowers’ personal best in the 60-meter is 6.77 and he ran a 10.23 in the 100-meter at the 2017 TCU Invitational. Think about this: 100 meters equals a little over 109 yards. This means he should be able to go from end-zone to end-zone on the 100 yard football field in a little over nine seconds. Flowers isn’t just a track guy either, the speedster was a three year starter on Arlington, Sam Houston High School’s football team. So he knows how to run with the pads on. He will play defensive back and special teams. Chase Goodbread may need to add one more player to his top ten.
Anyone who watched the Frogs play football last year knows what kind of wheels Reagor has. Last year his 4.32-second 40-yard dash was the best time in the program. Remember this Alamo Bowl bomb…
One thing is for sure, speed kills and Head Coach Gary Patterson has a lot of it at his disposal. Go Frogs!