If Kansas State football players had any doubts about the big-play abilities of Oklahoma State’s Tyreek Hill, Bill Snyder erased them with seven words.
“He’s the fastest guy in the world,” Snyder said earlier this week.
Hyperbole? Of course. But it’s not that much of an exaggeration.
Hill ran 100 meters in 10.19 seconds two years ago. It was the nation’s fastest time in 2012. That same year, he sprinted 200 meters in 20.14 seconds, a time that would have finished sixth at the London Olympics. Oklahoma State sent out information this week claiming that Hill’s 200 time ranks first in college football history, while his 100 time ranks fourth.
Academic issues sent Hill to Garden City Community College, but he’s now showing off his speed for the Cowboys. Not only does he serve as Oklahoma State’s primary returner, taking two kickoffs to the end zone, coach Mike Gundy asks him to line up at receiver and running back. He is averaging 150.2 all-purpose yards.