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So I just read an article about Onwualu and his training methods, ( which includes no weights whatsoever) and it was stated that that he is far more advanced that Floyd was at his age. ( They both work with Ted Johnson ) It also states that he has reached speeds of 29 MPH while sprinting. 29 MPH?!? They just said that the fastest person in the WORLD is coming to Notre Dame? As much as I would like this to be true I can't buy that statement. Ussain Bolt holds the world record at a little over 27 mph. Are we supposed to believe he would demolish Bolt in a footrace? Come on now.
This post was edited by 19BlueAndGold85 2 years ago
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Link to any info?
This post was edited by Jason Sapp 2 years ago
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
He might have hit that speed on a treadmill. I trained at a place called "Acceleration", in West Michigan, which had treadmills capable of 30 MPH at a 45 degree incline (never at the same time). Athletes do speed training for short periods of time at different speeds and inclines.
While it would be great to have the fastest man in the world on our team, I'm doubting it.
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My thoughts exactly. The fact that Johnson says he's way ahead of Floyd was at the same age is promising though.
Steve Wiltfong wrote an extensive feature on Onwualu that included an interview with Johnson following the wideout's pledge:
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Onwualu let me know that his speed was measured using a footpod.
Treadmill or GPS unit. I have a Garmin than connects the pod to a watch. It's pretty accurate.
I am quite sure its something along those lines. I played football at college at the NAIA level and we used the "Frapier Acceleration" training program. This program involved the use of those said treadmills that were capable of 30 MPH and up to 40 percent ingrades. Our QB my Frosh year got going 25.5 MPH on it, and was the fastest I witnessed in my five years on campus. I topped out around 23 MPH on "level" setting. These are measured only for very quick bursts (3 to 5 seconds max) It is probably quite possible that he has reached nearly 29 MPH in such a matter. Although it really isn't an accurate gauge of speed on the football surface. At least from my experiences it was not. The "foot pod" that Sapp is referring too I believe can be connected to these treads and measured very similarly
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I don't care if he hit it running downhill out of a wind tunnel, that is friggin fast!
This post was edited by psdo51 2 years ago
Im pretty sure he has average speed for top 25 football at WR.
Yet, he has some wonderful attributes like his height, his explosiveness, hopefully his hands and body control. But his best could very well be(reading b/w the lines) that his strength to break tackles and be tough to bring down.
Best case scenario for JO: to be the next Carl Pickens(from Tennessee early 90s).
Asked specifically about whether it was measured using a treadmill and he said, "No, with a foot pod." -- suggesting the latter
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