NFL Wide Receiver, Ted Ginn Jr., Claims He Was Faster Than Usain Bolt

Ted Ginn Jr. was born on April 12, 1985, in Cleveland, Ohio. Ginn Jr. was drafted 9th overall in the 2007 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins. 


Since 2007, Ginn Jr. has bounced around from the 49ers, Panthers, Cardinals, Saints, to finally the Bears where he on May 4th, 2020, signed a one year deal. 

Ted Ginn Jr. at Glenville High School, was a standout track and field runner. In his junior year, Ginn Jr. became the National Champion in the 110-meter hurdles. This championship was followed by a state title in his senior year, recording the best time in the nation.

Ohio State University coach, Russ Rogers, believed Ted Ginn could have qualified for the 2008 Olympics. However, Ginn Jr. chose to pursue football. 

John Ross holds the current 40-yard dash NFL record, recorded with a stunning 4.22-second run. Ted Ginn Jr. reportedly ran a 4.28 40-yard dash pre-injury, however, pre-draft his official time was somewhere between 4.37 – 4.45 seconds. 

Usain Bolt is known as the fastest man alive, however, Ted Ginn Jr. claimed that he had beat Bolt in a race in 12th grade. Even if this was somehow true, Ginn Jr. no longer matches up even close to Usain Bolt’s speed.


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Usain Bolt, on camera, tied John Ross’s 40-yard dash time in gray sweatpants and at the age of 32! John Ross was 21 years old when he ran his 4.22.

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