Former NFL wide receiver Willie Gault told TMZ that he could beat DeSean Jackson in a foot-race right now at the age of the 53. Gault spent eleven seasons in the NFL, playing five years with the Bears and six with the Raiders.
“I’m less than a second slower than I was in my prime,” Gault says … telling us he’s still clocking a 4.3 in his 40-yard dash.
When asked how he would stack up against some of the league’s current speed demons Willie says “Probably eight to ten guys faster than me, Trindon Holliday, Chris Johnson of course.”
“I just never really stopped running,” Gault said at the time. “It’s really easy to get out of shape, especially when you get older, and then it’s just way too hard to get back. People get discouraged because after a few weeks they’re not seeing great results, so they give up. I never want to get out of shape. I’ll do it 3-4 times a week until I die.”
Three years ago, Gault set world records in the 50-54 age group by running 100 meters in 10.88 seconds and 200 meters in 22.44 seconds.