Moorman is a God
XAVIER CARTER AKA PEE-WEE
PALMBAY HIGH SCHOOL
Another guy that comes to mind is Tyrone Wheatley. He ran the 110H at Michigan. I saw him run at Penn Relays one year and I think he won his heat. I remember not believing how a guy that big could be so agile. He took up the whole lane width-wise yet toasted everyone. It looked freakish.
Thanks a lot guys, there's great amount here to work with. I'm definitely going to be playing towards these football players.
I had one guy last year who was a running back that came out for track for the first time (in his senior year) who won 5 medals at states. I can't imagine how much talent is hiding just in those 11 starters alone.
julius jones, RB cowboys
Piss Shivers wrote:
I coached starting running backs Thomas (Bears) & Julius (Cowboys)Jones to state champs in hurdles. Thomas tripled 45'also.
Julius has state records in the 300's and 110's
His 110's record was the 11th fastest in the country that year.
You beat me to it, also Billy White Shoes Johnson who still runs masters track (age 55)!
Ron Dayne - threw in HS
Touchdown Tony - ran in college nad HS
Ted Grinn, Jr. nearly won the Ohio High School State track meet by himself his senior year
Leslie "Speedy" Duncan
Terry Bradshaw held the Lousiana prep Javelin record for years
Paul Lankford ran 50.52 thirty years ago for the NYS 400 hurdles record and played ten seasons with the Miami Dolphins.
Runner's Whirled wrote:
NO ONE EVEN MENTIONED HERSCHEL WALKER?
Are you all in high school?
What the hell are you talking about? He was already mentioned (albeit spelled incorrectly) on the first page.
potato chip expert wrote:
I'd bet that 95% of all RB's, DB's, and WR's ran track in HS or college.
I would estimate that your estimate is still too low. If you can make it in pro sports, you're an incredible HS athlete (yes, even the QB's and punters). DL and OL guys probably threw shot or discus, at least in HS. My HS had the guy who was the 100, 200, and LJ state champ, All-State Football, All-District Basketball (too short), All-State Baseball, statewide newspaper HS Athlete of the Year ... He made it to the AAA level in baseball, but no higher. I can't image how good one would have to be if this guy couldn't make it.
Jeff Stover....played defensive end for the 49'ers and ran hurdles and threw discus at Corning High School in the late 1970's. I think he lives in Chico now...
any distance runners turned nfl players?