Though Terrell Owens’ body still looks like it belongs to a 25-year-old, the former NFL great is indeed nearing his mid-40s. It’s been eight years since the Hall of Famer last played a down in the NFL, but the former 49ers, Cowboys and Eagles star has kept himself in immaculate shape, even expressing a desire to return to the turf in recent years. After watching Owens run a 40, maybe it’s time to stop scoffing at those dreams.
Owens ran a 40-yard dash in under 4.45 seconds yesterday at UCLA where he was timed by friends Julio Jones and others. Even if you make room for some common hand-timing error, Owens is still busting down the line in less than 4.5 seconds. That’s absurd for someone nearing his 50s.
Are we sure T.O. couldn’t help an NFL team right now with that type of speed? Stay tuned.