The speed in which college football players reach their maximums, turn the corner, or simply leave defenders in the dust is staggering. Here are the college football’s fastest players of Week 8.
College Football’s Fastest Players: Week 8
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- Myles Montgomery, RB, Cincinnati – 20.7 mph
- Jayden Harrison, WR, Marshall – 20.7 mph
- Javon Baker, WR, UCF – 20.6 mph
- Jermaine Brown Jr., RB, UAB – 20.6 mph
- Jay’veon Sunday, RB, Abilene Christian – 20.3 mph
- Jarquez Hunter, RB, Auburn – 20.1 mph
- Bucky Irving, RB, Oregon – 20.2 mph
- Xavier White, WR, Texas Tech – 20.2 mph
- Bucky Irving, RB, Oregon – 20.0 mph
- Gavin Wimsatt, QB, Rutgers – 19.9 mph
10) RJ Harvey, RB, UCF: 20.8 mph
We all knew RJ Harvey was fast, now we have the data to back it up. He sprinted through the Oklahoma defense and topped out at 20.8 mph in doing so.
9) Mishael Powell, S, Washington: 21.0 mph
As part of Washington’s only touchdown play of the evening against Arizona State, Mishael Powell napped a pick-six that put the Cougars ahead for good in Week 8. Powell reached a max of 21.0 mph on the return, simply outrunning everyone on offense.
8) Haynes King, QB, Georgia Tech: 21.1 mph
Haynes King out-ran his counterpart Thomas Castellanos in Week 8, rushing for a massive 71-yard touchdown run in the process. The Georgia Tech QB hit 21.1 mph on the touchdown run, by far his fastest play as a Yellow Jacket.
7) Tyler Huff, QB, Furman: 21.2 mph
Furman QB Tyler Huff sprinted past the Western Carolina defense on a perfectly executed read-option carry to extend the Paladians’ lead. Huff reached 21.2 mph on the carry and saw nothing but green grass around him when he scored.
6) Jourdan Townsend, WR, Delaware: 21.3 mph
Jourdan Townsend field a punt that had been underkicked with a ton of green in front of him. He sprinted past the coverage unit on a dead run, topping out at 21.3 mph on the touchdown return.
T3) Dane Kinamon, WR, Air Force: 21.4 mph
Air Force WR Dane Kinamon hauled in the program’s longest-ever play from scrimmage on a 94-yard touchdown reception against rival Navy. He hit 21.4 mph on the reception, the longest-ever play in Navy’s home stadium.
T3) Jaquez Moore, RB, Duke: 21.4 mph
Giving FSU a scare, Jaquez Moore sprinted past the Seminoles’ defense on the outside to a near-touchdown run early in the first quarter. Moore reached 21.4 mph after he turned the corner impressively.
T3) Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU: 21.4 mph
It was a flat-out demolition for the LSU Tigers in Week 8 and Brian Thomas Jr. made mincemeat of the Army defense. He reached 21.4 mph on a go route that saw him outrun even defenders with proper angles.
2) Sione Vaki, RB, Utah: 21.5 mph
Quickly becoming a household name with his dual-threat ability, Sione Vaki impressed once again for Utah in Week 8. He reached 21.5 mph on a reception where he flat-out burned his defender.
1) Calen Bullock, S, USC: 21.9 mph
USC’s star safety reached his top speed quickly, napping a pick-six off Bryson Barnes and reaching a max of 21.9 mph on the return.