There is little doubt that the National Football League is home to some of the greatest athletes in the world. In this article we will take a look at the players that you may know who have a track background.
New England Patriots
Shane Vereen #34 - RB
Valencia High School, CA - Class of 2007
60 Meter Dash - 6.94
100 Meter Dash - 10.66
Vince Wilfork #75 - DL
Santaluces Community High School, FL - Class of 2000
Shot Put - 68-0
Former Florida state high school record holder.
Robert Ayers #91 - DE
Marlboro County High School, SC - Class of 2003
Ran 100 meter dash and was on 4x100 meter relay
Trindon Holliday #11 - WR
Northeast High School, LA - Class of 2005
100 Meter Dash - 10.00
200 Meter Dash - 21.39
55 Meter Dash - 6.28
60 Meter Dash - 6.54
Considered the fastest player in the NFL
2007 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships ran 10.07 to place second, behind Tyson Gay and ahead of Walter Dix.
2007 SEC 100 meter dash champion
2007 NCAA 100 meter dash runner-up to Walter Dix
2008 NCAA 100 meter dash third place, anchored 4x100
2008 USA Olympic Trials qualified to semi-finals
Quentin Jammer #23 - CB
Angleton High School, TX - Class of 1997
Ran 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and long jumped.
Knowshon Moreno #27 - RB
Middleton South High School, NJ - Class of 2006
55 Meter Dash - 6.73
Long Jump - 20-5
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #45 - CB
Lakewood Ranch High School, FL - Class of 2006
Tennessee State University
100 Meter Dash - 10.75
Long Jump - 22-8
Triple Jump - 46-0
2007 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Champion in 60 meter dash (6.89), long jump (7.71m), and high jump (2.07m). Second in triple jump (14.83m).