Kansas City Chiefs’ wideout Tyreek Hill might use his astonishing speed to compete in another sport besides football. Hill recently said that he would like to compete at the Olympic Games one day as a track and field athlete.
Back when he was in high school, Hill ran 100m in 9.98secs and competed in track and field competitions before deciding to focus on football. After he already established himself as one of the best WRs in the game, the 25-year-old speedster would now like to prove himself in another sport.
“Hopefully after the season, if I’m healthy and my mind is still in the right place, I really want to try and like try to qualify for some Olympic teams,” said Hill in a recent chat with reporters.
Although he didn’t run 40-yard dash at the combine, Hill is widely regarded as the fastest player in the league at the moment.
“Maybe get a few guys off the team and see if we can put a relay together, and show these track guys that football guys, we used to do this back in high school, man, we still got it, you know?,” he added.
Hill wouldn’t be the first NFL player to take part in the Olympics. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jeff Demps participated at London Olympics in 2012 as a member of the United States’ 4x100m relay team while former Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best ran 100m at the 2016 Olympics.
Before taking a shot at Olympic Gold, Tyreek Hill will first look to add a Super Bowl ring to the list of his achievements. Hill and Chiefs will play in the Super Bowl LIV against San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Hill finished the 2019 NFL regular season with 860 and seven touchdowns, despite only playing 12 games. He was also selected to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl.