NFL Kansas Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is considering revisiting his Track & Field career should the NFL lockout drag on for months.
Rumour has it that he has spoken with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson and Titans running back Chris Johnson about joining him on the Track & Field circuit this summer.
He quoted ESPN:
"Just try to get an agent, get a sponsor, try to get on with a team. Maybe I could sponsor myself. All I’d have to do is get an offer by a team that could get me running track because you know, football season, you don’t know how long it’s going to go with the lockout."
Jamaal Charles sure has the potential to run Track in the big leagues. His resume includes:
- Charles won the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Youth Championships.
- In High School, he won the 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles Texas 5A state championships with times of 13.69 and 36.03 seconds.
- In 2006 Charles, he captured his first conference title and the third Big 12 100-meter title for Texas by winning the event in 10.23 at the Big 12 outdoor meet.
- At the 2006 NCAA outdoor Track and Field Championships, Charles finished fifth in the 100 meter finals and seventh in the 200 meter finals.
- As well, he ran the third leg of the 4 x 100 Texas Longhorn relay team, finishing fifth in the finals
- Chris Johnson does have a faster 40-yard dash time at the NFL Football Combine with 4.24 compared to Charles’ 4.36.
- Jamaal Charles personal bests include a 6.68 60-meter dash and a 10.18 100 meters during his freshman year at Texas University.
It will be an interesting summer.