LSU Lays Claim To Fastest College Football Player

LSU may have lost star QB & Osama bin Laden hunter Ryan Perrilloux, but the Tigers can take comfort by telling themselves (and everyone else) that they have the fastest college football player ever.

Trindon Holliday The Flash

Brett Hait of the NASHVILLE CITY PAPER is quick to mention Trindon Holliday, junior wide receiver for the Bayou Bengals. And if you were to believe the Baton Rouge publicity machine, no one will be able to catch him:

The 5-foot-6 Holliday, a reserve player last year for national-champion LSU, ran a 10.02 in the 100 meters at last year’s NCAA Track and Field Championships.

Only 69 people have ever run it faster and, according to LSU, none have ever played football or were playing at the time they were clocked.

(Heh-heh, 69.)

Don’t believe the hype? Well, the other SEC schools should send some scouts out to this week’s NCAA Track & Field Championships, just to see if Trindon is really that terrific. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for anyone who’s ever wanted to take in the majesty that is Des Moines, Iowa.

The rest of us will just have to wait and see on August 30, when LSU takes on Appalachian State. Trindon & the rest of the Tigers will need that speed to escape angry fans in Death Valley if they put on a repeat of Michigan’s performance against the Mountaineers.