Who is the fastest football player on each Mid-Penn team?
We asked teams heading into our recent media day.
Most had an answer.
Want to know who the burners are?
Check out the list below:
School: West Perry
HT/WT: 5-11, 185
The Speed File: Johnson will play running back or receiver in college, and he has focused on his speed the past two seasons. He ran track, and worked to whittle his time down as he chases offers. He said he’s down to a 4.5, 40 heading into this season. No surprise that he’s picked up his first offer — Saint Francis — recently, and, likely, has more on the way.
HT/WT: 5-10, 164
The Speed File: He was the Shamrocks’ leading receiver last season with 26 catches. He’s also the fastest guy on the team with a reported 4.6, 40. Keep an eye on Shamrocks’ sophomore Tyler Rossi, who also, reportedly, runs in the 4.6 range, too.
School: Cedar Cliff
HT/WT: 5-9, 175
The Speed File: Morris makes his money running between the tackles, but he’s got some wheels in the open field with a reported 4.6, 40.
School: Lower Dauphin
HT/WT: 5-10, 175
The Speed File: Haven’t heard of Licata, yet? This might be the year. The guy has some wheels with a reported 4.52, 40.
HT/WT: 5-10, 160
The Speed File: Joseph Bruno has moved to Maryland, and while he was one of the Mid-Penn’s fastest guys, Shearer is no slouch. Ask the folks up at Villanova. He reportedly blazed a 4.48, 40 at that camp.
School: Cumberland Valley
HT/WT: 6-2, 200
The Speed File: Dell’Anno gained some good weight in the offseason, and looks poised for a big season. Doesn’t hurt that he says he can run a 4.4, 40 on “a good day.” Good day. Bad day. He’s pretty fast.
HT/WT: 6-1, 185
The Speed File: Sulich ran for more than 1,000 yards last season. That’s probably because he’s pretty fast with a reported 4.7, 40.
HT/WT: 5-11, 155
The Speed File: Corners beware. This is the guy that might just run by you for the Trojans. Worrell has a reported 4.5, 40.
HT/WT: 5-11, 190
The Speed File: He’s already the Blue Raiders’ all-time leading rusher, and he went for more than 2,000 yards last season. That likely has something to do with the 4.51, 40 he claims.
School: Boiling Springs
HT/WT: 5-6, 155
The Speed File: Bubblers lineman Landon Billman said Jones is in for a nice season, and when the big fellas talk, you listen. He’s going to get plenty of carries, and with a reported 4.53, 40, he might just turn those into some big plays.
School: CD East
HT/WT: 5-11, 145
The Speed File: He’s only one of the fastest guys in the Mid-Penn on the track, and he doesn’t seem to lose that speed on the field with a reported 4.4, 40.
School: Big Spring
HT/WT: 5-7, 150
The Speed File: He’s not the biggest guy, but he sure is the fatest. At least on the Bulldogs. Degregorio has a reported 4.6, 40.
School: Bishop McDevitt
HT/WT: 5-10, 175
The Speed File: Tinker showed off the wheels in spot moments last season. He’ll likely get plenty of touches this year though, and with a reported 4.46, 40, that should make for some fun watching for the fans. A foot race between he and sophomore corner Kamil Foster (5-9, 160), who has a reported 4.47, could also be fun.
HT/WT: 5-11, 160
The Speed File: Harrisburg’s Donte Kent is fast. And Kamere Day … well, he just has another gear. The guy is one of the conference’s top sprinters with a 10.4, 100 meters time.
School: State College
HT/WT: 6-0, 211
The Speed File: Edwards is a thick back who can run tough, but when he sees the open field he has a reported 4.5, 40 that can turn a short gain into a long touchdown. His teammate, junior linebacker/safety Sammy Knipe (6-1, 220), reportedly has a 4.5, too.
School: Mifflin County
HT/WT: 5-10, 185
The Speed File: Schaeffer nearly got to 1,000 yards last season. Hard to imagine he won’t hit it this season with a reported 4.43, 40.
School: Red Land
HT/WT: 6-1, 210
The Speed File: Wagner is a baseball guy, right? He’s a Georgia commit in that sport, after all. But the Patriots are planning on him toting the ball around this season, and he’s got some size, and, reportedly, some nice quicks, too, with a 4.6, 40.
School: East Pennsboro
HT/WT: 5-9, 175
The Speed File: He’s the strongest guy on the team, and he’s the fastest, too, with a reported 4.6, 40. So, take Shermeyer on your Mid-Penn fantasy football team because he’s getting the rock.
HT/WT: 5-9, 168
The Speed File: The young guy can pick them up and put them down with a reported 4.6, 40.
HT/WT: 6-0, 205
The Speed File: Swartz is the fastest guy on the Polar Bears, that much we know. That’s how he has been able to rack up so many 1,000-yard seasons. We just don’t have a 40 time, yet.
School: Susquehanna Township
HT/WT: 5-8, 160
Buzz: Graves didn’t have a 40 time reported, but word is he’s the fastest guy on a team full of college-bound athletes. So, that’s saying something.
School: Milton Hershey
HT/WT: 5-8, 180
Buzz: There are some good athletes on the Spartans. They say Bryant is the burner. No time given. Just fast.
School: Central Dauphin
HT/WT: 6-0, 180
Buzz: The Rams didn’t have a 40 time for Chimienti, but he’s listed as the fastest man on the team. Check out his film versus Harrisburg in last season’s District 3 title game, and you’ll likely agree.
HT/WT: 5-11, 175
Buzz: The Rollers didn’t provide a 40 time, but Jones is their fastest guy. He plays all over the field, and has shown his speed in making big plays. Odell Greene gets a vote here, too.
HT/WT: 5-4, 135
Buzz: He’s not very big, but he is very fast. Fastest on the team in fact. And, that’s probably how he was able to average more than 13 yards per carry a season ago. Isaiah Houser gets a vote for the Greyhounds’ fastest player, too.
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