The 21 Fastest Athletes in Pro Sports

Since the dawn of sport, speed has been an advantage. These 21 pro athletes have the type of blazing speed that strikes fear into the heart of their opponents.

Derrick Henry

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Derrick Henry

Be afraid of Derrick Henry.

Very, very afraid.

The Tennessee Titans running back measures in at a linebacker-like 6-foot-3, 247 pounds, yet only four NFL players recorded a faster ballcarrier speed than him in 2017.

Henry's top speed came on a 75-yard rushing touchdown during Week 13.

He's basically a Ford F-150 that accelerates like a sports car.

If you don't get out of his way, he'll run you over. If you do get out of his way, you've got little chance of catching him from behind. NFL defenders, pick your poison.

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