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Darrell Green Puts On A Show At 1982 D-II Track Championship


When he played football, Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green referred to himself as an "itty, bitty guy."

In his two decades with the Washington Redskins, Green didn't play like he was "itty," or "bitty." To this day, Green's still considered one of the greatest cornerbacks to ever play the game. Green possessed a lot of strong qualities that made him that good, but his inhuman speed was what he was best known for, even at his alma mater, Texas A&I.

As bionic as these athletes look at the 2016 Olympics, we thought you'd like to marvel at what Green was able to do in the 100-meter race at the 1982 Division II NCAA Championship – a race Green went toe-to-toe with Greg Holmes in, until Green was able to edge Holmes out at the end. 

You'll have to keep a close eye on the entire race because it goes fast, but keep a particularly close eye on the beginning stage of the race, because Green didn't start out with the lead. As things progressed, he gradually overtook Holmes and came out victorious by the slimmest of margins.

Back then, being able to move that fast and win that race wasn't anything out of the ordinary for Green. While at Jesse H. Jones (Texas) High School, in his hometown of Houston, Green was an All-State selection in track. Green would go on to college and set numerous national and conference records in track and field.

The NFL was just another avenue that allowed Green to showcase his roadrunner like speed. Green won four NFL Fastest Man competitions, and he's the only undefeated multiple winner in NFL history.

Of course, who can forget Green's very first regular-season game with the Redskins, when he hawked down Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett -- who himself looked like a gazelle -- as he made his way down the sideline for what he thought was a sure touchdown, before No. 28 caught him.  

That was just the beginning of many great plays and memories that Green created for the Redskins.

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