Even though Terrell Owens is 44 now, not much has changed.
He’s still as divisive as ever; he’s also still as athletic.
The soon-to-be Pro Football Hall of Famer, who recently gained headlines for turning down the HOF’s invitation to the induction ceremony this summer (see story), apparently still has it. As in, freakish athletic ability.
That’s nuts. If that’s true, that means a guy who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2010 just ran a sub-4.5 40.
Of course, the T.O. comeback ship sailed long ago, even though it seems like as he ages well into his 40s, Owens clearly still thinks he can play.
Back in 2012, this ESPN story calls Owens a “physical marvel” for running a sub-4.5-second 40-yard dash at age 38. That was six years ago, and he apparently hasn’t slowed down. I think we used the term “physical marvel” a little too soon.
To put T.O.’s alleged 4.43 time into perspective, just five receivers at this year’s combine ran faster.
That would be a faster time than Shelton Gibson’s time (4.50) and Mack Hollins’ time (4.53) at last year’s combine.
And if T.O. really ran a 4.43 or 4.44, he’s faster now than Alshon Jeffery at his pro day (4.47) when he came out of South Carolina in 2012.