Bo Jackson, Darrell Green, Prime Time.....TME.
All time? CJ2K or Deion. Green was lightning too, though.
Bo wasn't lightning fast, but he was super duper fast, and hit his next gear immediately, and would hit you and hurt you, and could cut on a dime.
Damn, he was the total package.
Bo Jackson fastest? I hope you're guessing, dude was fucking huge, no way he had the best 40. If he did he's even scarier then I though
Most impressive speed to me is either Herschel Walker or Bo Jackson. Because they were not only ridiculously fast, but both 225 - 230 lbs.
I'm not sure who was the fastest player ever on the field, but Deion always made everyone else look like they were moving in slow motion.
Stan Wang - Bob Hayes or Willie Gault if you mean pure speed.This is a good point.
football speed is different. i would go with Deion.
The game was in slow motion to guys like Deion.
Hmmm not sure about this list
The Official Unofficial Sub 4.3 Forty Yard Dash List
1 Bo Jackson Auburn Tigers 4.12
2 Michael Bennett Minnesota Vikings 4.13
3 Alexander Wright Dallas Cowboys 4.14
4 Darrell Green Washington Redskins 4.15
5 Ahman Green Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.17
6 Joey Galloway Ohio St. Buckeyes 4.18
7 Terrell Sinkfield Northern Iowa 4.19
8 Henry Neal Blinn JC 4.2
9 Onterio McCalebb Auburn Tigers 4.21
10 Deion Sanders Florida St. Seminoles 4.21
11 Kevin Curtis Utah St. Aggies 4.21
12 Don Beebe Buffalo Bills 4.21
13 Donte Stallworth Tennessee Volunteers 4.22
14 Willie Parker North Carolina Tar Heels 4.23
15 Clayton Holmes Dallas Cowboys 4.23
16 Rondel Melendez Eastern Kentucky (1999) 4.24
17 Chris Johnson East Carolina Pirates 4.24
18 Taylor Mays USC 4.24
19 Marquis Goodwin Texas Longhorns 4.25
20 Tavon Austin West Virginia 4.25
21 Steve Williams California 4.25
22 Ike Taylor Pittsburgh Steelers 4.25
23 Randy Moss Marshall University 4.25
24 Michael Vick Virginia Tech Hokies 4.25
25 Jerome Mathis Hampton 4.25
26 Sam Shields University of Miami (Packers) 4.25
27 Dri Archer Kent St. 4.26 added 2/26/14
28 Devin Hester University of Miami 4.27
29 Darren McFadden Arkansas Razorbacks 4.27
30 James Jett West Virginia 4.27
31 Jacoby Ford Clemson Tigers 4.27
32 Trindon Holliday LSU 4.27
33 DeMarcus Van Dyke University of Miami 4.28
34 Kevin Williams University of Miami 4.28
35 Champ Bailey Georgia Bulldogs 4.28
36 CJ Spiller Clemson Tigers 4.28
37 Raghib Ismail Notre Dame Fighting Irish 4.28
38 Walter Sutton SW Minnesota St. 4.28
39 Rod Woodson Purdue Boilermakers 4.28
40 Standord Routt University of Houston (2005) 4.29
41 Fabian Washington Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.29
42 Laveranues Coles Florida St. Seminoles 4.29
43 James Williams Fresno St. 4.29
44 Gaston Green UCLA 4.29
45 Johnny Knox Abiliene Christian (Chi. Bears) 4.29
I'd have to go Darrell Green. His longevity at that position is amazing. Gale Sayers had incredible football speed before people destroyed his knees.
Any 40 meter time that is hand-timed is probably horseshit
Generally a hand time will show an individual being about .15 to .3 faster than they actually are. Bo running a 4.12? Hand-timed. He was probably in the 4.3s.
Trindon Holliday, he's a sub-10 100m guy. He's up there.
Keep your eyes on Saints rookie Brandin Cooks. 4.33 40, but has that other gear like Deion. Keenan Lewis, who runs a 4.45 40, was his bitch in OTA's. I hope he lives up to the hype.
Darrell Green ran down Tony Dorsett - a speedster himself - from across the field, one of the greatest football plays ever.
Right now I'll tell you who's fast as fuck: Patrick Peterson on AZ Cardinals.
The Green Arrow - Bo wasn't lightning fast, but he was super duper fast, and hit his next gear immediately, and would hit you and hurt you, and could cut on a dime.
Damn, he was the total package.
for his size, bo is fastest. he was carrying close to 30lbs on chris johnson. being able to maintain it, deion or darrel green. deion even when he came back that would have been his 15th year and had barely lost a step. green was still noted for his speed late into his career
Didn't Deion run that 40 in dress shoes and dress pants or something along those lines?
Tavon Austin 4.25 40, maybe not the fastest on paper but easily one of the quickest players in the league, it was a joy to witness his senior season at WVU.
MickColins - I'd have to go Darrell Green. His longevity at that position is amazing. Gale Sayers had incredible football speed before people destroyed his knees.
if you go back there then you gotta put bob hayes. olympic gold medal in 100. willie gault was an olympian in 80, was a member of a relay team that held the world record and even made the olympics again in 88 as a bob sledder. gault could flat out fly. renaldo nehemiah as well
JoeDavolasRoundhouseKick - Didn't Deion run that 40 in dress shoes and dress pants or something along those lines?
i heard he had on regular tennis shoes.
Cool list but when you're down to hundredths of a sec it is really too close to call. Especially back then with stopwatches.
Holy hell I didn't know Bo was that fast!