Missouri sophomore cornerback DeMarkus Acy raced four students in a 40-yard dash at Saturday’s spring game. And even though he gave them about a 7-yard head start, most watching still would have picked Acy to win the race.
Well, that’s not what happened.
One fan beat Acy by several yards, then gave humble responses in an interview on the SEC Network, despite beating a Division I athlete in a foot race.
“I thought he was going to come up on me, but I just ran,” the fan said in the interview. “I’m pretty familiar with track, so I just ran.”
— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) April 15, 2017
The result may not have been the same had Acy not given the fan a head start. And if he knew there was a possibility of losing, he may have turned on the jets even more.
Acy, who is entering his sophomore season, recorded 6 tackles in limited action for the Tigers as a freshman.