Sunday, August 17, 2008

In a Bolt of lightning, Olympics sprinter is eyed by NFL.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the 100-meters sprint at the Olympics and people are already talking about him playing in the NFL.

"If this kid said he wanted to tryout out for the NFL and he traveled to Miami for a workout, I guarantee at least half the teams would send somebody to check him out," said Jeremy Green of Scouts Inc. "I'd go. I wouldn't want to be the team to miss out on a guy like this if he panned out." Bill Williamson of ESPN's Blog Network wrote: "The idea of a sprinter playing in the NFL is not new. Sprinters like Bob Hayes, Renaldo Nehemiah, Willie Gault and James Jett all played in the NFL. In recent years, sprinter Justin Gatlin had several NFL workouts."

The 6-5 Bolt ran the 100-meter dash in 9.69 seconds.

Here's a series of still photos because NBC is hogging all the video footage:

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