LSU’s Donte Jackson is at it again. Nearly three months after claiming to be college football’s fastest player, Jackson Tweeted a shockingly fast 100-meter dash time on Monday afternoon.
I don't understand how people say I don't have track speed when I run 10.1 in the 100m 🤦🏾♂️
— Donte Jackson (@_DJack01) May 29, 2017
If Jackson’s time of 10.1 seconds is accurate, it would make him among the fastest men in the world. Until Bob Hayes ran a 10.06 in 1964, no American had ever run a faster 100-meter dash. The current American record (9.78) is held by Tim Montgomery, who set that mark in 2002. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt holds the world record at 9.58.
Standing at 5-foot-11, 173 pounds, Jackson also competes on LSU’s track squad. He owns a pair of top-three finishes in the 60-yard dash. His best time in that event is 6.63
On the gridiron, he amassed a pair of interceptions, eight pass breakups and 39 tackles as a sophomore a year ago.
The Metairie, Louisiana, native has also caught headlines in the past for his leaping ability.
— Christian Boutwell (@_CBoutwell) October 23, 2016