A Pro-Ball Compilation: 'Track Guys Gone Bad'
A look at professional ballplayers (NFL, NBA, MLB) with a track background.

by Heimo Elonen

 § = Track & Field News World-Ranked athlete.

 ¶ = Pro Football Hall of Famer.

Amendments welcomed by the compiler.

 ¶ Jim Thorpe: HJ 196 (1912); 4th OG 1912
                      LJ 716 (1909); 7th OG 1912
                      Pen 1st OG 1912
                      Dec 8412 (1912; WR); 1st OG 1912
                      MLB 1913-19
                      APFA 1920-21
                      NFL 1922-28
 Jim Rosenberger: 100y 10.2 (1910); 1st AAU 1910
                               220y 3rd AAU 1913
                               MileR WR 1911/IAAC
                               NFL 1921
 Frank Coyle: PV 381 (1911); 1st AAU 1911, 8th OG 1912
                        NFL 1924-26
 Sol Butler: LJ 752 (1920); 1st AAU 1920, 7th OG 1920
                   NFL 1923-26
 Jim Bausch: Dec 8462 (1932; WR), 1st AAU 1932, 1st OG 1932
                      NFL 1933
 Jack Torrance: SP 17.40 (1934, WR), 16.89 (1934, WR), 16.80 (1934, WR);
                                 1st NCAA 1933-34, 1st AAU 1933-35, 1st FOT 1936,
                                 5th OG 1936
                           DT 48.11 (1934)
                           NFL 1939-40
 Sam Francis: SP 16.30 (1937); 4th AAU 1936, 4th OG 1936, 1st NCAA 1937
                        NFL 1937-40
 Fred Sheffield: HJ 203 (1943); 1st NCAA 1943 & 1945, 1st AAU 1945
                          BAA 1946-47
 Claude "Buddy" Young: 100y 9.7 (1944), 9.4w (1947); 1st NCAA 1944
                                        100m 10.5 (1944); 1st AAU 1944
                                        220y 1st NCAA 1944
                                        LJ 2nd NCAA 1944
                                        AAFC 1947-49
                                        NFL 1950-55
 § Clyde Scott: 100y 9.6 (1948), 9.4w (1948)
                     110mH 14.0 (1948), 13.7w (1948); 1st NCAA 1948, 2nd OG 1948
                     NFL 1949-53
  § ¶ Ollie Matson: 100y 9.6 (1948); 4th NCAA 1951
                         200m 21.3 (1952); 2nd AAU 1952
                         400m 46.6 (1952); 3rd AAU 1948, 2nd NCAA, 1952, 3rd OG 1952
                         1600mR 2nd OG 1952/USA
                         NFL 1952-66
 § Billy Anderson: 120yH 13.8 (1949)
                          NFL 1953-54
 Wilford White: Dec 6978 (1951/ wl-11); 5th AAU 1950
                        NFL 1951-52
 Jesse Thomas: 120yH 14.3 (1951/ wl-11); 5th NCAA 1951
                           LJ 737 (1951/ wl-19)
                           NFL 1955-57
                          AFL 1960
 § Val Joe Walker: 120yH 14.1 (1951); 3rd NCAA 1952
                           NFL 1953-57
 § Clifton Anderson: SP 16.49 (1951/ wl-9); 5th NCAA 1951
                             DT 50.71 (1951/ wl-9); 3rd NCAA 1951
                             NFL 1952-53
 Alex Burl: 100y 9.5 (1952); 5th NCAA 1954
                  100m 10.4 (1956); 2nd AAU 1952
                  220y 5th NCAA 1954
                  NFL 1956
 § Milt Campbell: 120yH 13.4 (1957; WR); 1st NCAA 1955, 1st AAU 1955
                         Dec 7937 (1956); 2nd OG 1952, 1st AAU 1953, 1st OG 1956
                         NFL 1957
 § Emery Barnes: HJ 204 (1952); 1st NCAA 1952, 2nd AAU 1952, 4th FOT 1952
                         NFL 1956
 § Bob Boyd: 100y 9.5 (1950); 1st NCAA 1950
                    NFL 1950-57
 § Eddie Macon: 200m 6th AAU 1952
                         400m 46.9 (1950); 4th AAU 1952
                         440y 47.1 (1951)
                         NFL 1952-53
                         CFL 1954-59        
                         AFL 1960
 Bob Carey: SP 16.45 (1952/ wl-15); 3rd NCAA 1951
                     NFL 1952-58
 § Walter Davis: HJ 212 (1953; WR); 1st OG 1952, 1st NCAA 1952, 1st AAU 1952-53
                       NBA 1953-58
 Carroll Hardy: LJ 741 (1954)
                         NFL 1955
                         MLB 1958-67
§  Jon Arnett: LJ 754 (1954), 762w (1956); 6th AAU 1954, 2nd NCAA 1956
                    NFL 1957-66
 § Tom Jones: SP 18.00 (1955); 1st NCAA 1954, 2nd AAU 1954-55
                      NFL 1955
 § Roosevelt Grier: SP 17.15 (1955/ wl-9); 5th NCAA 1954-55, 6th AAU 1955
                              DT 51.97 (1955/ wl-20)
                              NFL 1955-66
 Pete Retzlaff: DT 51.81 (1955/ wl-21)
                       NFL 1956-66
 Carl Vereen: DT 53.48 (1956/ wl-18); 3rd NCAA 1955
                        NFL 1957
 § Ray Norton: 100y 9.3 (1958, 1959, 1960; WR); 5th AAU 1956, 1st NCAA 1959
                       100m 10.1 (1959; WR); 1st AAU 1959-60, 1st PAG 1959, 6th OG 1960
                       200m 20.5 (1960; WR), 20.6 (1960; WR), 20.81 (1960); 1st AAU 1959-60,
                     1st PAG 1959, 6th OG 1960
                       220y 20.6 (1960; WR); 1st NCAA 1959
                       400mR 1st PAG 1959/USA
                       NFL 1960-61
 § Glenn Davis: 100m 10.3 (1958)
                        200m 21.0 (1958)
                        400m 45.5 (1958)
                        440y 45.7 (1958; WR); 1st NCAA 1958
                        400mH 49.2 (1958; WR), 49.5 (1956; WR), 49.51 (1960); 1st OG 1956,
                                     1st AAU 1960, 1st OG 1960
                        440yH 49.9 (1958); 1st AAU 1956-58
                        1600mR 1st & WR OG 1960/USA
                        NFL 1960-61
 Lenny Lyles: 100y 9.5 (1957); 5th AAU 1957
                        220y 21.3 (1957); 4th NCAA 1957, 6th AAU 1957
                        NFL 1958-69
 Angelo Coia: 100y 9.6 (1957); 7th AAU 1958
                        220y 21.1 (1958/ wl-11)
                        400m 46.7 (1960)
                        NFL 1960-66
 Charles Hennigan: 440y 47.2 (1957)
                                 AFL 1960-66
 C.R. Roberts: LJ 755 (1957)
                         NFL 1959-62
 Billy Cannon: 100y 9.5 (1958/ wl-10), 9.4w (1959)
                         AFL 1960-69
                         NFL 1970
 John Farrington: 100y 9.5 (1958/ wl-10)
                              NFL 1960-63
 ¶ Bobby Mitchell: 100y 9.6 (1958)
                            LJ 754 (1958); 2nd NCAA 1958
                            NFL 1958-68
 Marlin McKeever: SP 17.31 (1959/ wl-25)
                               NFL 1961-73
 § Ted Woods: 200m 20.7 (1960); 5th AAU 1960
                      400m 45.7 (1960); 1st NCAA 1960, 4th FOT 1960
                      CFL 1964-69
 ¶ Jimmy Johnson: 120yH 13.9 (1960); 1st NCAA 1960, 5th AAU 1960; Rafer's kid brother.
                             LJ 756 (1959/ wl-29)
                             NFL 1961-75
 § Frank Budd: 100y 9.2 (1961; WR), 9.3 (1961, 1961; WR), 9.36 (1961); 1st NCAA 1961-62
                                1st AAU 1961
                       100m 10.2 (1961); 5th OG 1960
                       220y 20.8 (1961); 1st NCAA 1961, 3rd AAU 1961
                       NFL 1962-63
 § Irvin "Bo" Roberson: 100y 9.5 (1961)
                                    LJ 811 (1960); 3rd AAU 1959 &  1961, 1st PAG 1959, 3rd FOT 1960,
                                         2nd OG 1960
                                    AFL 1961-66
 Amos Marsh: 100y 9.5 (1960)
                        100m 10.4 (1960); 8th AAU 1960
                        NFL 1961-67
 Bernie Casey: 120yH 14.0 (1960), 4th NCAA 1960, 6th FOT 1960
                          NFL 1961-68
 § Luther Hayes: LJ 775 (1961); 2nd NCAA 1961, 4th AAU 1961
                          TJ 15.61 (1961); 1st NCAA 1960-61, 3rd AAU 1961
                          AFL 1961
 Leroy Jackson: 100y 9.4 (1962); 3rd NCAA 1961
                           220y 20.9 (1962)
                           NFL 1962-63
 Charley Frazier: 220y 20.8 (1962), 21.00 (1962); 2nd AAU 1961
                             AFL 1962-69
                             NFL 1970
 § Bennie McRae: 120yH 13.8 (1961); 4th NCAA 1961, 4th AAU 1961
                            NFL 1962-71
 William Brown: SP 17.13 (1961)
                          NFL 1961-74
 Bob Paremore: 100y 9.4 (1962)
                           NFL 1963-64
  § ¶ Bob Hayes: 100y 9.1 (1963, 1964, 1964; WR), 9.2 (1962; WR), 9.3 (1961; WR),
                                 9.35 (1962); 1st AAU 1962-63
                        100m 10.0 (1964; WR), 10.06 (1964); 1st AAU 1964, 1st OG 1964
                        200m 20.5 (1963; WR); 1st NCAA 1964, 3rd FOT 1964
                        220y 20.5 (1963; WR), 2nd AAU 1962
                        400mR 1st OG & WR USA/1964
                        NFL 1965-75
 § Trenton "TJ" Jackson: 100y 9.4 (1961)
                                     100m 10.1 (1964); 3rd NCAA 1964, 2nd FOT 1964
                                     NFL 1966-67
 § Jerry Tarr: 120yH 13.3 (1962); 1st NCAA 1961-62, 1st AAU 1962
                     440yH 50.3 (1962); 1st NCAA 1962
                     440yR WR 1962/Ore
                     AFL 1962
 ¶ Gale Sayers: LJ 758 (1961)
                        NFL 1965-71
 § Homer Jones: 100y 9.4 (1962); 8th AAU 1962
                          220y 20.7 (1962); 3rd AAU 1962
                          NFL 1964-70
  § ¶ Mel Renfro: 120yH 14.0 (1962), 13.8w (1962); 2nd NCAA 1962
                        LJ 791 (1962); 3rd NCAA 1962
                        440yR WR 1962/Ore
                        NFL 1964-77
  § ¶ Paul Warfield: LJ 792 (1962), 799w (1963); 2nd AAU 1962
                           NFL 1964-77
 Kermit Alexander: TJ 15.54 (1962); 1st NCAA 1962
                                NFL 1963-73
 § Billy Joe: SP 18.33 (1962); 3rd NCAA 1962, 5th AAU 1962; 1st black putter over 60-feet.
                 AFL 1963-69
§ Henry Carr: 100y 9.3 (1963); 2nd NCAA 1963
                      100m 10.2 (1964)
                      200m 20.3 (1964;WR), 20.36 (1964); 1st AAU 1964, 1st OG 1964
                      220y 20.2 (1964; WR), 20.3 (1963; WR), 1st NCAA 1963, 1st AAU 1963
                      400m 45.4 (1963)
                      1600mR 1st OG & WR USA/1964
                      MileR WR 1963/AzSt
                      NFL 1965-67
 Odell Barry: 100y 9.4 (1963), 9.2w (1963)
                       AFL 1964-65
 Travis Williams: 100y 9.3 (1964; wl-4)
                          100m 10.4 (1964)
                           NFL 1967-71
 § Don Shy: 120yH 13.4 (1966), 13.61 (1966); 2nd AAU 1966
                  Dec 7430 (1965); 6th FOT 1964, 3rd AAU 1965
                  NFL 1967-73
 Justin Canale: SP 17.42 (1964)
                         AFL 1965-69
 § Richmond Flowers: 100y 9.5 (1965), 9.62 (1967)
                                  120yH 13.3 (1968), 13.50 (1967); 2nd NCAA 1967, 3rd AAU 1967
                                  440yH 51.8 (1967)
                                  60yH-i 1st NCAA 1968
                                  NFL 1969-73
 Gene Washington: 120yH 13.7 (1967); 5th NCAA 1966
                                60yH-i 1st NCAA 1965
                                NFL 1967-73
 Jeff Smith: SP 18.00 (1965)
                   NFL 1966
 § Jim Hines: 100y 9.1 (1967; WR); 1st AAU 1967
                   100m 9.95 (1968; WR), 9.9 (1968, 1968; WR), 10.0 (1967; WR);
                             2nd AAU 1968, 1st OG 1968
                   200m 20.3 (1967), 20.62 (1968)
                   220y 20.3 (1967), 20.71 (1967); 1st AAU 1966
                   400mR WR 1967/USA, 1st OG & WR 1968/USA
                   AFL 1969
                   NFL 1970
 § Tommie Smith: 100y 9.3 (1966); 2nd NCAA 1966
                          100m 10.1 (1966); 2nd WUG 1967
                          200m 19.83 (1968; WR), 1st AAU 1968, 1st OG 1968
                          220y 20.0 (1966; WR), 20.26 (1967); 1st NCAA 1967, 1st AAU 1967
                          400m 45.25 (1966), 45.2 (1968)
                          440y 44.8 (1967; WR)
              LJ 790 (1966); 3rd NCAA 1966
                          440yR 1st NCAA 1965/SJSt
                          1600mR WR 1966/USA
                          AFL 1969
 § Ron Copeland: 100y 9.5 (1967)
                           120yH 13.5 (1967), 13.73 (1966); 1st NCAA 1966, 4th AAU 1967
                           110mH 13.8 (1967); 2nd WUG 1967
                           440yR 1st NCAA 1966/UCLA
                           400mR 1st PAG 1967/USA
                           MileR 1st NCAA 1966/UCLA
                           NFL 1969
 ¶ Elvin Bethea: SP 18.36 (1966); 3rd NCAA-i 1966
                        AFL 1968-69
                        NFL 1970-83
 ¶ O.J. Simpson 100y 9.53 (1967); 5th NCAA 1967
                        100m 10.3 (1968)
                        440yR 1st NCAA 1967-68/USC
                        AFL 1969
                        NFL 1970-79
 Cecil Turner: 100y 9.4 (1967)
                        100m 10.3 (1968)
                        200m 20.8 (1968)
                        NFL 1968-73
 § Earl McCullouch: 110mH 13.2 (1967; WR), 13.43 (1967); 1st PAG 1967, 1st AAU 1968
                              120yH 13.3 (1968), 13.47 (1967); 1st NCAA 1967-68
                  400mR 1st PAG 1967/USA
                              440yR 1st NCAA 1967-68/USC
                              NFL 1968-74
 Clyde Glosson: 100y 9.3 (1968)
                           100m 10.23 (1968); 2nd NCAA 1968, 5th FOT 1968
                           200m 20.1 (1968); 7th NCAA 1968
                           NFL 1970
 Harold Jackson: 100y 9.4 (1968)
                             NFL 1968-83
 J.D. Hill: 100y 9.4 (1968)
                 220y 20.6w (1968)
                 NFL 1971-77
 § Mel Gray: 100y 9.2 (1970); 4th NCAA 1969, 4th AAU 1969
                   100m 10.1 (1968)
                   220y 20.4 (1970); 2nd NCAA 1970
                   LJ 792 (1970); 7th AAU 1968   
                   NFL 1971-82
 Fair Hooker: 120yH 13.8 (1968); 7th NCAA 1968
                       NFL 1969-74
 Ken Burrough: 100y 9.4 (1969)
                           NFL 1970-81
 Larry Highbaugh: 100y 9.3 (1969); 7th NCAA 1969
                               220y 20.7 (1971)
                              CFL 1971-83 (HOF)
 § Gerald Tinker 100y 9.3 (1970), 9.51 (1973); 4th NCAA 1973
                         100m 10.1 (1972); 4th AAU 1972, 4th FOT 1972
                         220y 20.6 (1969); 8th AAU 1969, 2nd NCAA 1973
                         400mR 1st OG & WR 1972/USA
                         NFL 1974-75
 Ron Jessie: 120yH 13.8 (1969)
                      LJ 789 (1969); 1st NCAA-i 1969
                      NFL 1971-81
 Isaac Curtis: 100y 9.3 (1970); 2nd NCAA 1970
                       100m 10.3 (1972); 2nd AAU 1972
                       220y 20.8 (1970); 4th NCAA 1970
                       440yR 1st NCAA 1970/Cal
                       NFL 1973-84
 § Willie McGee: 100y 9.1 (1970; WR)
                         100m 10.1 (1972)
                         200m 20.6 (1972)
                         60y-i 3rd AAU 1971
                         NFL 1973-78
 § Herb Washington: 100y 9.2 (1972); 1st AAU-Jr 1967, 2nd AAU 1973
                                100m 10.1 (1973); 3rd AAU 1972
                                60y-i 1st NCAA 1970, 1972, 1st AAU 1974
                                MLB 1974-75
 § Paul Gibson: 100y 9.4 (1970)
                       120yH 13.4 (1971); 1st NCAA 1970, 5th AAU 1970
                       120yH 13.3 (1975), 13.87 (1975); unofficial, ITA.
                       NFL 1972
 Willie Sojourner: HJ 214 (1970); 3rd NCAA 1970
                             ABA 1971-75
 Clifford Branch: 100y 9.2 (1971)
                            100m 10.0 (1972); 5th NCAA 1972
                            220y 20.6 (1971); 7th NCAA 1971
                            440y-i 3rd NCAA 1971
                            NFL 1972-85
 Terry Metcalf: LJ 788 (1971); 8th NCAA 1972; the father.
                         NFL 1973-81
 Russ Francis: JT 79.17 (1971); 4th AAU 1971
                         NFL 1975-88
 § Larry Burton: 100y 9.3 (1974), 9.56 (1973), 9.1w (1973); 6th NCAA 1973
                        100m 10.2 (1972)
                        200m 20.37 (1972); 1st NCAA 1972, 4th OG 1972
                        220y 20.3 (1972)
                        NFL 1975-79
 § James McAlister: LJ 824 (1973); 3rd AAU 1972-73, 3rd NCAA 1973
                             NFL 1975-78
 ¶ John Hannah: SP 18.72 (1972); 7th NCAA-i 1972
                          NFL 1973-85
 Karl Farmer: 440y 45.8 (1973); 2nd AAU 1973, 1st AAU-Jr 1973, 9th NCAA 1975
                       NFL 1976-78
 Charles Romes: 120yH 13.8 (1973)
                             NFL 1977-87
 Greg Coleman: 120yH 13.5 (1974)
                            NFL 1977-88
 Wesley Walker: 100y 9.57 (1975)
                            220y 20.9 (1975)
                            NFL 1977-89
 Kevin Williams: 100y 9.4 (1975)
                          100m 10.34 (1978); 6th NCAA 1978
                          400mR 1st NCAA 1978-80/USC
                          NFL 1981
 § James Owens: 120yH 13.57 (1975); 2nd NCAA 1975
                           110mH 13.46 (1978); 6th OG 1976, 1st NCAA 1977, 1st AAU 1977
                           NFL 1979-84
 Nolan Cromwell: 400mH 49.5 (1976), 49.74 (1976); 8th NCAA 1975
                              NFL 1977-87
 § Johnny Jones: 100y 9.33 (1977)
                          100m 10.23 (1976), 9.9 (1977); 6th OG 1976, 2nd NCAA 1977
                          200m 20.67 (1977); 7th NCAA 1977
                          220y 20.1 (1977)
                          400m 46.16 (1976)
                          400mR 1st OG 1976/USA
                          NFL 1980-84
 Raymond Clayborn: 100y 9.52 (1976)
                                   NFL 1977-91
 § Curtis Dickey: 100y 9.3 (1976), 9.53 (1979)
                         100m 10.11 (1978); 2nd NCAA 1978
                         60y-i 1st NCAA 1978-80, 1st TAC 1980
                         NFL 1980-86
 Laverne Smith: 100m 10.29 (1976); 7th NCAA 1976
                           200m 20.44 (1976)
                           NFL 1977
 Lawrence Johnson: 100m 10.37 (1976)
                                  200m 20.76 (1976)
                                  NFL 1979-87
 Robert Woods: 100m 10.1 (1976); 4th AAU 1976
                           200m 20.6 (1977)
                           NFL 1978-79
 Darrin Nelson: 100m 10.44 (1980); 9th NCAA 1980
                          LJ 778 (1977), 795w (1977)
                          NFL 1982-92
 Ron Ingram: 100m 10.31 (1981)
                       CFL 1985-88
 Paul Lankford: 110mH 13.85 (1981)
                          400mH 49.55 (1981); 1st AAU-Jr 1977, 4th NCAA 1980-81
                          NFL 1982-91
 Jeff Stover: SP 20.84 (1980); 1st AAU-Jr 1977, 5th NCAA 1978
                     NFL 1982-88
  § ¶ James Lofton: 200m 20.5 (1978), 20.83 (1978)
                           LJ 823 (1978); 1st NCAA 1978, 2nd AAU 1978
                           NFL 1978-93
 § Renaldo Nehemiah: 100m 10.24 (1979)
                                   200m 20.37 (1979)
                                   110mH 12.93 (1981; WR), 13.00 (1979; WR), 13.16 (1979; WR);
                                                1st TAC 1978-80, 1st NCAA 1979, 1st PAG 1979,
                                                1st FOT 1980  
                                    NFL 1982-84
 Roland James: 110mH 13.5 (1979)
                           NFL 1980-90
 Anthony Hancock: 110mH 13.68 (1980); 3rd AAU-Jr 1979, 6th NCAA 1980
                                NFL 1982-86
 Sterling Hinds: 100m 10.27 (1982)
                          200m 20.61 (1982)
                          400mR 3rd OG 1984/Can
                          CFL 1984-85
 Johnny Hector: LJ 797 (1982); 1st AAU-Jr 1979
                            NFL 1983-92
 Mark Duper: 100m 10.21 (1982)
                       200m 20.77 (1980); 7th FOT 1980
                       400mR 1st NCAA 1981/NWLa
                       NFL 1982-92
 Butch Woolfolk: 100m 10.40 (1981); 8th AAU-Jr 1978
                           200m 20.86 (1980); 6th NCAA 1980
                           NFL 1982-88
 § Willie Gault: 100m 10.10 (1982); 5th FOT 1980, 2nd NCAA 1982
                      200m 20.68 (1982); 5th FOT 1980
                      110mH 13.26 (1982); 2nd NCAA 1981-82, 1st TAC 1982, 3rd WCh 1983
                      400mR 1st WCh & WR 1983/USA
                      NFL 1983-93
 Russell Carter: 400m 46.02 (1981); 6th TAC-Jr 1980
                           NFL 1984-89
 Orlando McDaniel: 110mH 13.64 (1980); 2nd NCAA 1980
                                 NFL 1982
 Joe Delaney: 100m 10.2 (1981); died 1983 trying to save 3 kids from drowning.
                        200m 20.4 (1981)
                        400mR 1st NCAA 1981/NWLa
                        NFL 1981-82
 Henry Ellard: TJ 16.73 (1986), 17.23w (1982); 8th TAC 1981, 7th NCAA 1982
                         NFL 1983-98
 § Michael Carter: SP 21.76 (1984); 1st NCAA 1981 & 1983, 2nd TAC 1981, 2nd OG 1984
                            DT 61.96 (1981); 2nd NCAA 1981
                            NFL 1984-92
 Herschel Walker: 100m 10.23 (1982), 10.10w (1982); 3rd TAC-Jr 1981, 5th TAC 1982
                              NFL 1986-97
 Vince Goldsmith: SP 19.46 (1981)
                             CFL 1983-90
 § Mike Miller: 100m 10.11 (1982); 3rd NCAA 1982, 3rd TAC 1982
                     200m 20.15 (1982); 3rd NCAA 1982
                     NFL 1983-85
 Phillip Epps: 100m 10.24 (1983)
                       200m 20.19 (1982); 5th NCAA 1982-83
                       NFL 1982-89
  ¶ Darrell Green: 100m 10.08 (1983); 6th NCAA 1982
                            200m 20.48 (1982); 7th NCAA 1982
                            400m 45.9 (1983)
                            NFL 1983-2002
 Vance Johnson: LJ 821 (1982); 1st NCAA 1982
                            NFL 1985-95
 Stephen Starring: 110mH 13.86 (1983)
                               60mH-i 6th NCAA 1982
                               NFL 1983-88
 Dokie Williams: TJ 16.81 (1982)
                           NFL 1983-87
 § Ron Brown: 100m 10.06 (1983); 2nd TAC 1981, 4th OG 1984
                      200m 20.74 (1984)
                      400mR 1st OG & WR 1984/USA
                      60y-i 1st TAC 1982
                      NFL 1984-91
 Al Toon: 110mH 13.94 (1984)
                 TJ 16.65 (1983); 8th NCAA 1984
                 NFL 1985-92
 § Sam Graddy: 100m 10.09 (1984); 1st NCAA 1984, 1st TAC 1984, 2nd OG 1984
                        200m 20.30 (1985)
                        400mR 1st OG & WR 1984/USA
                        NFL 1987-92
 Rod Barksdale: 200m 20.35 (1984); 6th NCAA 1984
                            400m 46.18 (1984)
                            NFL 1986-87
 Johnny Thomas: 200m 20.56 (1984)
                              400m 45.91 (1986); 7th NCAA 1986
                              1600mR 1st NCAA 1985/Bayl
                              NFL 1988-96
 Rod Jones: 400m 44.94 (1984); 9th NCAA 1986
                     1600mR 1st NCAA 1986/SMU
                     NFL 1986-96
 Tom Newberry: SP 19.29 (1985); 8th NCAA 1984
                            NFL 1986-95
 Terry McDaniel: 100m 10.35 (1985)
                             200m 20.67 (1986)
                             NFL 1988-98
 Laron Brown: 200m 20.79 (1986)
                         400m 44.92 (1986); 6th NCAA 1985
                         NFL 1987
 Danny Peebles: 100m 10.32 (1988)
                             200m 20.27 (1988); 2nd NCAA 1987
                             400mR 1st NCAA 1985/NCSt
                             NFL 1989-91
  § Rod Woodson: 100m 10.34 (1987)
                             110mH 13.29 (1987)
                             55mH-i 2nd NCAA 1985
                             NFL 1987-2003
 Christian Okoye: DT 64.72 (1985); 1st AfrCh 1985
                              NFL 1987-92
 Michael Timpson: 200m 20.23 (1986); 5th TAC 1988
                               110mH 13.80 (1988)
                               NFL 1989-97
 Reyna Thompson: 110mH 13.56 (1986)
                                 NFL 1986-93
 Nigel Walker: 110mH 13.51 (1990); 4th ECh 1986, 4th BCG 1986
                        60mH-i 3rd WCh 1987
                        Rugby Union 1993-98
 Eric Thomas: 100m 10.35 (1987)
                        NFL 1987-95
 Tony Jones: 100m 10.26 (1988)
                       200m 20.28 (1987)
                       NFL 1990-95
 Herman Moore: HJ 221 (1990); 3rd TAC-Jr 1987
                            NFL 1991-2002
 Latin Berry: LJ 814 (1989); 5th NCAA 1987 & 1989
                      TJ 16.41 (1989); 1st TAC-Jr 1986, 6th NCAA 1988
                      NFL 1990-92
  Deion Sanders: 100m 10.26 (1988)
                              200m 20.71 (1988)
                              MLB 1989-2001
                              NFL 1989-2004
 Sammie Smith: 100m 10.34 (1988)
                          NFL 1989-92
 Michael Haynes: 100m 10.35 (1988)
                              NFL 1988-97
 § Eric Metcalf: LJ 844 (1988); 1st NCAA 1986 & 1988, 1st TAC 1988; the son.
                      NFL 1989-2002
 Ray Ethridge: 100m 10.33 (1989)
                         200m 20.71 (1989)
                         NFL 1996-97
 Terrence Warren: 100m 10.30 (1989)
                                200m 20.42 (1992)
                                NFL 1993-95
 § Michael Bates: 100m 10.17 (1991); 1st WUG 1991, 8th FOT 1992
                           200m 20.01 (1992); 6th NCAA 1990-91, 3rd OG 1992
                           NFL 1993-2003
 Shane Collins: SP 20.20 (1990); 1st NCAA 1990, 5th TAC 1990
                          NFL 1992-94
 Raghib Ismail: 100m 10.34 (1991); the older bother.
                          55m-i 2nd NCAA 1991
                          CFL 1991-92
                          NFL 1993-2001
 James Jett: 100m 10.16 (1992); 2nd NCAA 1992, 5th FOT 1992
                     200m 20.33 (1992); 7th TAC 1991, 2nd NCAA 1992
                     400mR 1st OG 1992/USA-h
                     NFL 1993-2002
 Qadry Ismail: 110mH 13.60 (1991); 5th NCAA 1991; the younger brother.
                        NFL 1993-2002
 Curtis Conway: 100m 10.28 (1992)
                            NFL 1993-2004
 Jermaine Lewis: 100m 10.33 (1992)
                             NFL 1996-2004
 James Trapp: 100m 10.14 (1992); 3rd NCAA 1992, 7th FOT 1992
                         200m 20.17 (1992); 4th NCAA 1992, 6th FOT 1992, 1st WCh-i 1993
                         NFL 1993-2003
 Chris Sanders: 100m 10.25 (1992)
                           200m 20.42 (1994); 4th NCAA 1994
                           LJ 817 (1992); 7th NCAA 1994
                           NFL 1995-2001
 Travis Hannah: 400m 45.17 (1992); 4th NCAA 1992
                            NFL 1993-95
 Robert Smith: 400m 45.73 (1992)
                        1600mR 1st NCAA 1993/OhSt
                        NFL 1993-2000
 Reggie Jones: 100m 10.25 (1993)
                           LJ 824 (1994); 7th NCAA 1993, 4th USA 1994
                           TJ 17.12 (1992); 2nd NCAA 1993, 3rd USA 1993-94
                           400mR 1st NCAA 1992-93/LSU
                           NFL 1995-2001
 Brian Milne: SP 4th TAC-Jr 1992
                      DT 63.22 (1992); 1st WCh-Jr 1992, 1st NCAA 1993
                      NFL 1996-2000
 Scott Turner: 400m 45.69 (1993)
                        NFL 1995-2003
 Anthony Phillips: 100m 10.21 (1993)
                             NFL 1994-98
 Percell Gaskins: HJ 227 (1993); 3rd TAC-Jr 1991, 1st NCAA-i 1993
                             NFL 1996-97
  Jonathan Ogden: SP 19.42 (1996); 4th NCAA 1995, 1st NCAA-i 1996
                                 DT 4th USA-Jr 1993
                                 NFL 1996-2006
 Patrick Johnson: 100m 10.26 (1995); 4th USA-Jr 1994, 8th NCAA 1995
                             200m 20.39 (1995); 3rd USA-Jr 1994
                             400m 45.38 (1995)
                             NFL 1998-2005
 Ed Hervey: 200m 20.40 (1995); 5th NCAA 1995
                     400m 45.76 (1995)
                     CFL 1998-2006
 Tyrone Wheatley: 110mH 13.77 (1995); 8th NCAA 1995
                               NFL 1995-2004
 Alvis Whitted: 100m 10.07 (1996)
                        200m 20.29 (1996); 6th FOT 1996
                        NFL 1998-2006
 Tony Simmons: 100m 10.25 (1996)
                            NFL 1998-2002
                           CFL 2005-06
 Ronnie Powell: 100m 10.29 (1997); 7th NCAA 1997-98
                           NFL 1999
 Jason Perry: 110mH 13.75 (1997); 8th NCAA 1997
                        NFL 1999-02
 Brian Moorman: 400mH 49.77 (1998)
                            NFL 1999-2009
 Sultan McCullough: 100m 10.17 (1999); 2nd USA-Jr 1998, 8th NCAA 2000
                                 NFL 2003
 Michael Bennett: 100m 10.18 (2000)
                             200m 20.66 (2000)
                             NFL 2001-09
 Terence Newman: 100m 10.20 (2002)
                                 60m-i 5th NCAA 2002
                                 NFL 2003-09
 Ahmad Carroll: 100m 10.34 (2003), 10.28w (2003); 7th NCAA 2003
                           200m 8th NCAA 2003
                           NFL 2004-09
 Jabari Greer: 110mH 13.32 (2003)
                        60mH-i 1st NCAA 2003
                        NFL 2004-09
 Samie Parker: 100m 10.18 (2003); 5th NCAA 2003
                          NFL 2004-07
 Airese Currie: 100m 10.22 (2004)
                          CFL 2009
 Jerome Mathis: 200m 20.32 (2004); 2nd NCAA 2003
                           NFL 2005-07
                          CFL 2009
 Stanford Routt: 200m 20.44 (2004), 20.03w (2004); 2nd NCAA 2004
                          NFL 2005-09
 § Bennie Brazell: 400mH 47.67 (2005); 2nd NCAA 2002, 2004-05, 8th OG 2004,
                                       4th USA 2005
                           400mR 1st NCAA 2002-03/LSU
                           1600mR 1st NCAA 2003 &  2005/LSU
                           NFL 2006
                           USA Rugby 2010 ...!
 Jonathan Wade: 100m 10.21 (2002)
                            200m 20.58 (2002)
                            60m-i 8th NCAA 2005
                            NFL 2007-09
 Joe Thomas: SP 19.03 (2005)
                       NFL 2007-09
 Jamaal Charles: 100m 10.23 (2006); 5th NCAA 2006
                            200m 20.62 (2006); 7th NCAA 2006
                            NFL 2008-09
 Brian Robison: SP 20.83 (2006); 2nd NCAA 2006, 4th USA 2006
                          NFL 2007-09