Ted Ginn Jr. says he beat Usain Bolt in high school, NFL career stopped him from winning Olympic gold

Ted Ginn Jr. may have a reputation as one of the fastest players in the NFL over his career with five different teams, but now he says he has beaten, sort of, the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt.

Since joining the league in 2007 with the Miami Dolphins, the 35-year-old Ginn, who recently signed a one year deal with the Chicago Bears, has  amassed15,685 all-purpose yards, ranking him 25th in NFL history.

He was apparently clocked at a 4.28 in the 40-yard dash just prior to the 2007 NFL Draft. Ginn also played for the San Franciso 49ers, Carolina Panthers (twice), Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints.

Well, now the speedy deep threat is making some headlines off the field before the season begins, and he’s calling out Usain Bolt.

Speaking to TMZ Sports, Ginn mentioned that he ran against Bolt in high school and actually won against the man who would go on to win multiple gold medals, hold multiple world records and be dubbed the fastest man on the planet.

“I ran against Usain Bolt — I got him when we was in the 12th grade,” Ginn said. “All of the top guys that have won the Olympics between 2004 till now, I basically had a chance to race them guys in high school.”

Usain Bolt hasn’t exactly lost much in the speed department since retiring. Before the 2019 Super Bowl, he tied John Ross’s record for the fastest 40-yard dash time all while wearing sweatpants and shoes meant for casual wear.

With excerpts from CBS Sports, TMZ and thescore.com.

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