Speed is a critical necessary skill for NFL players who are running backs and wide receivers. The NFL scouting combine showcases these skills highlighting the best of the best of rookies so teams can plan for future draftees. Tennessee Titan’s Chris Johnson’s speed cannot be denied. His 4.24 40 yard dash set a record that has yet to be beaten. His is set to further prove his speed by joining Chicago Bears receiver Devin Hester on ‘Man vs. Cheetah’ as part of Nat Geo Wild’s ‘Big Cat Week.’

According to The Wrap the two will contend in footraces against the super-fast cat:

“This is most incredible challenge I’ve ever faced,” said Johnson, running back for the Tennessee Titans. “I wanted to go up against the fastest in the world and test myself, and this was it!”


“The whole idea of racing next to a cheetah for Nat Geo Wild was a very unusual proposition,” said Hester of the Chicago Bears. “But it was something I was ready to take on to see if I could get an edge on.”


This should be interesting. A cheetah can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in three seconds, and while Johnson and Hester are fast, they ain’t no cheetah.

Still, it’ll be fun watching! (Thanks to thewrap.com for this story!)

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