Prodded by dreamy backup signal-caller Devin Gardner, dynamic University of Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson claimed Sunday that he could trump legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt in a 40-yard dash.
The 6-foot, 197 pound Robinson, who established the single-season Division I FBS record for rushing yards in 2010, previously competed for the men’s track and field team and has been clocked running the 40-yard dash in 4.32 seconds.
In comparison, the 6-foot-5, 210 pound Bolt is widely considered the fastest human being ever and he has captured an astounding six gold medals since 2008 sprinting at the Summer Olympic Games in London and Beijing.
“I’ve watched him run, and I’m pretty sure I can beat him in a 40-yard dash,” said Robinson, 21. “I’d get a better start, and I could take him. At 60 yards, I’d be in trouble, and at 100 meters, he’d be gone, but I could get him in a 40.”
Michigan is currently ranked #12 in the AP poll and, coming off an impressive 11-2 campaign in 2011, they have legitimate title aspirations heading into the autumn.
However, quite worrisome for Robinson and his teammates, the Wolverines will commence the season on September 1 against the defending champion University of Alabama Crimson Tide at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
Hence, rather than exerting energy fantasizing about an icon from an island country in the Caribbean, it would greatly benefit Denard Robinson to concentrate all of his efforts in preparing for a truly enormous home opener against Nick Saban’s juggernaut roughly two weeks from today.by