The NFL’s fastest player: Titans RB Chris Johnson wins with 38% of the vote

SI PLAYERS NFL POLL (as it appears in the Oct. 31 issue)

Who is the fastest player in football?

  1. Chris Johnson, Titans RB….38%
  2. DeSean Jackson, Eagles WR….23%
  3. Mike Wallace, Steelers WR….12%
  4. Devin Hester, Bears WR/KR….3%
  5. Jacoby Ford, Raiders WR….3%

[Based on 316 NFL players who responded to SI’s survey]

FAST FACTS: 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.


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