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Titans RB Chris Johnson: I think I can beat Usain Bolt over 40 yards

Chris Johnson Johnson has the fastest 40 time in the history of the NFL Combine. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson may be the fastest player in the NFL, having clocked the best 40-yard-dash time (4.24 seconds) in NFL Combine history. Could it be the memory of that performance that has Johnson thinking that he might be the fastest man in the world, faster than even Olympic 100-meter champion Usain Bolt?

"I feel like if I would have kept training for track I’d have a chance, but I play football and he runs track, so it’s totally different," Johnson said, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennssean. "I think I could still probably beat him in the 40. If I actually trained for the distance he trained for, I think I’d have a chance [against Bolt at a longer distance].”

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