Reggie Bush Is the NFL's Usain Bolt

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IMarch 27, 2009

The world will probably never forget Usain Bolt.

Known as the "world's fastest man," Bolt took the cake in the Olympics while outrunning everybody and he never looked back.

But did you know that Reggie Bush, running back for the New Orleans Saints, neared Bolt's top speed in the Olympics on one of his two punt returns for touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings last season?

During the punt returns, Bush's top speed was 22 M.P.H., while Bolt ran 23.07 M.P.H. in the 100 meter dash in the Olympics.

It was the first time that ESPN used new optical-tracking technology, which they brought to the game to use on Adrian Peterson and Bush.

The new technology may one day aid in the gathering of the speed statistic which may become a standard stat when football players are being discussed.

Bush even ran like Bolt as he scored. He was coasting just like Bolt did. Now imagine what Reggie would be like without the pads and helmet on.

Can you say track star?

 

See videos of the punt returns here. 

 

Joshua Joffrion writes Saints Scoop, a blog dedicated to the New Orleans Saints which can be found here. He also writes Tigers Town, a blog dedicated to the LSU Fighting Tigers which can be found here.

Also, check out his new blog, Eyes On The NFL.

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