Ex-Bears WR Willie Gault says he's faster than DeSean Jackson

Ex-Bears WR Willie Gault says he's faster than DeSean Jackson
April 15, 2014, 11:00 am
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Former Bears wide receiver Willie Gault is arguably one of the fastest NFL players of all-time.

And even at the age of 53, Gault says he's still got it. In fact, he believes only eight to 10 guys in the NFL are faster than him. 

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"I’m less than a second slower than I was in my prime," Gault said in an interview with TMZ. "There's probably eight to ten guys faster than me, Trindon Holliday, Chris Johnson of course.”

Gault even singled out All-Pro Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson, saying he could still beat him in a race.

"Nah, not him, I could get him," Gault said.

Gault, who retired from the NFL in the early 1990's, dabbled in a Hollywood career before getting back to his roots.

In 2006, he set a world record of 10.72 seconds in the 100-meter in the 45-49 age group. In 2011 he set world records in the 50-54 age group with a 100-meter time of 10.88 seconds and a 200-meter time of 22.44 seconds.