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Ex-NFL Speedster Willie Gault

I'd BURN DeSean Jackson in a Race

... Right Now

4/14/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0411_willie_gault_desaun-jackson_gettyAccording to Willie Gault ... speed don’t crack either.

The former NFL wideout tells TMZ Sports that even at the ripe age of 53, he STILL has the jets to burn up the some of the league’s elite runners – including DeSean Jackson.

We spoke with Willie, unarguably one of the fastest men in the HISTORY of the NFL, and he told us he's been able to maintain his lightning fast speed thanks to a hardcore training regimen and strict diet.

“I’m less than a second slower than I was in my prime,” Gault says ... telling us he's still clocking a 4.3 in his 40-yard dash.  

When asked how he would stack up against some of the league’s current speed demons Willie says “Probably eight to ten guys faster than me, Trindon Holliday, Chris Johnson of course.”

But when it came to All-Pro receiver DeSean Jackson, Willie didn’t give it up saying  ... "Nah, not him. I could get him."

Willie, who is the world record holder in the 100 meter dash (for guys over 45) says that even Usain Bolt would have some problems with him -- under the right conditions.

“10 yard head start, it would be tight. 15 yards, I got him.”

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K South West    

Fimally a decent story

200 days ago


I could beat Usain Bolt in the 100 meter dash. If he spotted me 50 meters.

200 days ago


I'm a Master division sprinter who is not slow for my age but never was close to world class. A few years ago I was taking my youth track club to Sacramento for the junior Olympics and across town there was a Masters meet. I thought I'd bounce over and run the 200m. My time of between 26/27 is not bad at 45 and the entries were there or slower. A week before the meet I look again at the entries and I see Willie had signed up with a qualifying time of like 21 something. WTF? No fair.... Lol.. I didn't run but now regret it. Getting beat by a former world record holder is nothing to be ashamed of.

199 days ago

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