Tyreek Hill topped 23 mph, had two fastest runs of NFL season

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Tyreek Hill is the fastest player in the NFL. If you couldn’t tell that by watching him play, the NFL’s high-tech stats confirm it.

The league has released some of the data from its “Next Gen Stats,” including the fastest runs of the 2016 season. And Hill, the Chiefs’ rookie receiver and return man, had both the fastest and the second-fastest top speed in the league.

Hill reached a top speed of 23.24 miles per hour on a Week Two kickoff return that he ran back 105 yards, only to have it called back by a holding penalty. That was the only time all season any player reached 23 mph. Hill also had the second-fastest run of the season, an 86-yard touchdown return in Week 12.

The fastest speed reached by a player not named Tyreek Hill was achieved by Washington receiver DeSean Jackson, who topped out at 22.6 miles an hour on a 59-yard catch in Week 13. The fastest defensive play was made by Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who reached 22.4 miles an hour on a 100-yard interception return touchdown in Week 11.

The fastest person in the world, Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, has been timed at over 27 miles an hour, so Hill isn’t quite at world-class speed. But Bolt doesn’t have to wear pads and have people trying to tackle him. What Hill does on a football field is as impressive an athletic feat as you’ll see anywhere.

32 responses to “Tyreek Hill topped 23 mph, had two fastest runs of NFL season

  1. fredsingleton says:
    Jan 26, 2017 4:27 PM
    Makes sense. He ran a 4.24 at his pro day.

    The only fast player the Raiders didn’t draft that actually turns out to have some skill.

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    That’s because the Raiders organization draws the line at draft or signing guys who have a history of domestic violence. It’s sad all teams don’t do this but when you haven’t a super bowl since 1969 you will do whatever it takes i guess

  2. All I can say being a “LifeLong Chiefs Fan” is “Lord I love this Kid”. Hope and pray he never gets injured.

  3. Wonder what his hand speed was when he beat his pregnant girlfriend? How about his grip strength when he choked her? The guy is a disgrace and a loser. If the NFL really wants to “protect the shield” this guy wouldn’t be in the league….

  4. That’s because the Raiders organization draws the line at draft or signing guys who have a history of domestic violence.

    Yes, the Raiders prefer to grown their own.

  5. Impressive. It usually takes Blount several minutes just to go 15 yards, but then again he is dragging the entire Steelers defense with him.

  6. I’d like to see the same thing for the playoffs. Deion Lewis was going mighty fast on his return for a TD against Houston. Would love to see where he comes in against the other “fastest guys”

  7. Usain Bolt, in pads, would beat him. It wouldn’t be close. Usain has beat the fastest sprinters in the world over 12 years. Your article diminishes Bolt’s Superhuman accomplishments.

  8. The Raiders stay away from turds like this and look for high character players.

    That’s the truth and whether you like it or not is irrelevant.

  9. raidernation210 says:
    Jan 26, 2017 4:33 PM

    That’s because the Raiders organization draws the line at draft or signing guys who have a history of domestic violence. It’s sad all teams don’t do this but when you haven’t a super bowl since 1969 you will do whatever it takes i guess
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    They make up for it by signing every other scumbag reject they can, though, so it all works out.

  10. I am surprised that I do not see Brandin Cooks listed here…I feel confident that he also had at least on of the top 3 speed moments this season

  11. I have no idea what Bolt could do the 40 in, but a football player might not be that much slower. Bolt is tall and it takes him a little longer to get going on the start but once he hits top speed no one in the history of the world can catch him.

  12. Bolt is also running on a hard surface in running shoes. That’s much different than cleats on turf. He would still be faster though I am sure.

  13. He ran faster than that from police after punching His then pregnant Girlfriend in the stomach then chocking Her to a point She passed out. Why is the POS even in the league? Oh thats right He can run fast and Andy Reid is the coach who will take anyone.

  14. mmack66 says:
    Jan 26, 2017 5:31 PM

    raidernation210 says:
    Jan 26, 2017 4:33 PM

    That’s because the Raiders organization draws the line at draft or signing guys who have a history of domestic violence. It’s sad all teams don’t do this but when you haven’t a super bowl since 1969 you will do whatever it takes i guess
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    They make up for it by signing every other scumbag reject they can, though, so it all works out.

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    Outside of Aldon Smith, name another player with a bad back ground the raiders have signed or drafted since Reggie has been on board? you can’t cause your just another loser who likes to talk with no facts to back it up, pure trash is what you are

  15. thegreatgabbert says:
    Jan 26, 2017 6:01 PM

    Tyreek “Down” Hill

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    I think you meant:

    Tyreek “Beatdown” Hill

  16. Hill is 16.5 % slower than Bolt which translates to an 11.13 seconds for 100 m. Let’s give him half a second improvement without pads and runs 10.6. That is till. Or world class speed and does not place at most Division 1 track meets. He is quick, for a football p,Ayer and that is it.

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