Joey Galloway is 42 Years-Old and Running Sub-4.3 40s, Apparently

By 11W Staff on July 24, 2014 at 12:51p
73 Comments

Joey Galloway is one of, if not the fastest player in the history of Ohio State's football program. Today, according to Kirk Herbstreit, he proved that he still might be the fastest Ohio State footballer (present or past).

Eleven Warriors exchanged texts with Galloway, and he said he's hoping to run a 40-yard dash on turf within the next to weeks. If the stars align, we'll be there with our cameras. 

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Otown Buckeye's picture

I'm 37 and drank a 40 in 4.29 minutes.  

"because we couldn't go for three"

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

I was going to up vote this too, but it is awesome that his 40 comment has exactly 40 up votes. 

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BUCK-I-FAN's picture

shoot i ran the 40 in 4.29 hours. sign me up.

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SnooBucki's picture

Representin Southeast Ohio!

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tennbuckeye19's picture

How fast could he run away from working with Beth Mowins?

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Buckeye Knight's picture

4.29 is fast, but unfortunately not quite fast enough to outrun the annoying sound coming from her mouth.

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brandonbauer87's picture

Apparently not fast enough. 

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bethmowins's picture

that's not very nice.

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BenArazi4's picture

LOL since when is this a comedy show?

 

 

 

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Crumb's picture

Haha does he still have any eligibility left?

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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Zimmy07's picture

I don't think I believe this.  Something happens to your body around age 40 that takes a lot away from physical abilities, IMO.  I'd buy it if it said 4.5, though.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Something happens to your body around age 40 that takes a lot away from physical abilities...

Menopause?

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BuckeyeSki's picture

Man-o-pause

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

I'm from Missouri, show me...

I love JoeyGa. But not sure I buy this. 

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Codeezy's picture

Yeah not everyone's body is the same, there are very very few like Joey. 

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MotownBuck's picture

Derrell Green just turned 50 and claims to have run a 4.43. I say we get these two gray hairs to run against each other in the shoe at halftime. Winner gets Malcolm Branson!

Are you not entertained!!!

Trotwood-Madison. Once a Ram, Always a Ram.

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logamaniac's picture

he probably ran a 4.29 human timed with a stopwatch, which means probably closer to a 4.5 than 4.2

still pretty awesome and as far as talking about what happens to your body when you turn 40 this dude says "hey bub"

Hovenaut's picture

Could you imagine him playing in Urb's offense?

Who is this Percy Harvin you speak of?

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

It would have been a thing of beauty... I remember people not really reacting to Joey's name coming up when listing all time greats, but the man is just a freak of nature and a stud.  He deserves so much more than Beth Mowins...

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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ITWASME's picture

Put a wig and stuff on him and call him Joseph Galleyway. Same kind of thing worked with Deion Sanders http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P1M9aSWirOQ

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Davep160's picture

And that is with a re-built ACL correct?   WOW

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Max's picture

I will expect him at the Spring Game next year to challenge for the fastest man on campus.

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mr.green's picture

I would love to see this^^^^

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36buck's picture

Bull.  Ain't even buying 4.4  are you people this freaking gullible?

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Codeezy's picture

Why would this make anyone gullible? A world class athlete who still trains at a world class level who has been in the 4.18 range before? Running 40 yards in a straight line for a guy like that ain't shit. Joey has always been in amazing shape. He weighed 185 in college and benched 425, not maxed, benched. He's a freak, and until you show me that it's impossible for someone to do it, your claims have much less backing. 

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Chip's picture

If you believe that a 42-year-old man with a rebuilt ACL is faster than all but 9 NFL players of the last 15 years, I think it's fair to call you gullible.  That time would've put him at #2 in this year's NFL combine behind Dri Archer.  Sorry, but no way.  The dude is still a freak for his age, but no way.

lsjSnail's picture

Hand timed after few beers is my guess.

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Barnsey69's picture

Did he run that time on the grass at Herbstreit's mansion? Was Kenny Chesney holding the stop-watch? Were any SEC coaches or E$PN executives present? Very important details if one is to determine the validity of this claim....

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

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Clinger76's picture

Man, I know back in my day, I couldnt sniff a 5.0! I cant imagine running a 40 in the shape I'm in now. Pushing 40yrs myself...

Our Honor Defend, I will fight to the end for......O-HI-O!!

BierStube's picture

Josh Gordon has been running sub 4.3 40's on grass for quite a while!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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OSUStu's picture

Beat me to it!  Even more amazing than the 4.29 was that he was high at the time.  He and Herbie must have been having quite an afternoon.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

hit_the_couch's picture

There was an article or something released some years ago that was talking about how he got faster as he got older.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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OSUStu's picture

If my calculations are correct, he will break through the space-time continuum at the age of 88.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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Buckeye Knight's picture

We'll get him this backpack to wear, too:

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bakerjon's picture

"I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was"  I'm a few weeks away from starting the 5th decade of life myself, and I can do a lot of things I used to do when I was in college....I just can't do them as often nor repeatedly like then. I can buy that he would rip off a fast 40 time, but I'll bet he can't do it more than once or twice. 

"It's all ball bearings these days guys"

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IH8UOFM's picture

Sounds like the quote by Vince McMahon. Its one of the only things that helps me deal with getting older.

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Earle's picture

Surely the Buckeyes could use Joey as a speed coach.  Imagine what he could do with some of the young burners. 

Italics are for emphasis.

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BierStube's picture

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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12egulator's picture

Given that Galloway appears to be promoting a speed training video, he may be getting into the strength/speed coaching biz.  Although a 4.29 is hard to believe, it is possible that Galloway has altered his workout regiment to change his body from the muscular "able to fend off NFL corners trying to jam him at the line", into a leaner, meaner, and faster physique of a pure sprinter.  Further, NFL HOF CB Darrell Green was said to have a run 4.43 at age FIFTY.  

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Chip's picture

4.29?  Ha yeah right.  The dude is probably still really fast, but only 9 players have run that fast at the NFL combine since electronic timing began.  Sorry, but a 42-year-old with a repaired ACL is not faster than nearly every NFL player of the last 15 years.

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hit_the_couch's picture

Why not. It was said that he was faster than that at one point. Ligaments simply hold two bones together, so a straight line shoyld be no problem. There are many over certain ages that defy odds too.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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Codeezy's picture

Why doubt it? Dude is a health and fitness nut and a freak of nature. He has world class speed, always has. Unless you've seen anyone run a 40 that fast regardless of age...I don't doubt his time for a second. 

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Chip's picture

Hand timing will generally reduce a 40 time by at least a tenth of a second.  Galloway ran a hand-timed 4.18 at the combine in 1995, meaning that if we believe this 4.29 time, has hasn't lost a single bit of speed from his peak physical condition 20 years ago.  That seems incredibly unlikely, especially for someone with a repaired ACL.

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cdub4's picture

He gave legit reasons why to doubt it. We didn't have world class speed, he had elite football speed, there is a difference. I doubt that a 42 year old man is faster than 95% of the current NFL players.

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hit_the_couch's picture

He gave legit reasons why to doubt it. We didn't have world class speed, he had elite football speed, there is a difference. I doubt that a 42 year old man is faster than 95% of the current NFL players.

He was a state champ in the 100 and 200 meter. I believe his winning time for that was about 10.6. I know a few years later he was clocked at 9.3 in the 100 yard; take into consideration 100 meters is an extra 25 feet and running that fast, it's safe to assume the final time would be 10.2 or under.

Guy I went to high school with here in Columbus, Kofi Owusu Ansah ran about the same,10.6-10.7, in high school and later in college down to a 10.2. I don't know his times after that, but he did go home, get faster and was ranked #3 in Ghana; he eventually went to the Olympic trials. I don't know if he qualified or not, but I believe anything under 10.3 is considered 'world class' and would probably get one a trip to the Olympics depending on the country. Not saying a time like that would get one to the podium though.

The only 'speed' guys in the NFL are typically DBs, WRs and a handful of RBs. So, yes, it is very possible he is up there if his times hold true since they make up a small percentage of the rosters.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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Chip's picture

Yes, we get it. He was very fast in his youth.  He's not in his youth anymore.

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Most certainly the fastest Buckeye ever. I know a lot of the younger generation thinks Ted Ginn jr. is the fastest human on Earth but Galloway had legendary speed. That sub 4.2 he ran coming out of College is still tossed around in conversations as the fastest 40 every run by anyone.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

^ This!  And Teddy didn't have the quick shiftiness that Joey did (partly because Teddy is taller)

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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hit_the_couch's picture

^ This!  And Teddy didn't have the quick shiftiness that Joey did (partly because Teddy is taller)

They're both 5'11."

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

Joey may have been listed as 5'11", but seeing both in person, I swear Joey was shorter (more like 5'9-10")

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

hit_the_couch's picture

Joey may have been listed as 5'11", but seeing both in person, I swear Joey was shorter (more like 5'9-10")

I used to follow the NFL combine, so I remember these. Anyway, the heights listed were measured at the combine, not fudged college or high school stats giving one 2 additional inches in height.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

Sorry if it seemed I was trying to question your integrity.  I gladly go by facts vs personal opinions so long as they are from credible sources.  Maybe Teddy's eyebrows were higher. ;p

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

MotownBuck's picture

Exactly. Love me some Ginn ... but Galloway was (is?) the fastest Buckeye I've seen

Trotwood-Madison. Once a Ram, Always a Ram.

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rosenbuck's picture

I was only 6 when Joey was a Buckeye, so it's hard for me to imagine him being faster than Teddy.  I honestly haven't seen another player since who matched his on-field speed.  You could actually tell when he shifted gears, it was incredible.  So naturally now all of this makes me sad that I never got to see Joey.

MotownBuck's picture

Maybe he was being times by the SPARQ timer

Trotwood-Madison. Once a Ram, Always a Ram.

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Balkestud's picture

Alot of you seem to forget that guys our age are now eligible for testosterone replacement therapy. My best friend has got his T count up to 1250 which is very high for a 40 year old. I will bet Joey might be on the same regiment so to dismiss his claim would be rather foolish

It gets kind of rough in the back of my limousine,

 

 

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BuckeyesMJ's picture

Who is Curt Herbstreit?

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DefendYoungstown's picture

I believe Curt is Rod Jones brother...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

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GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I'll never forget being at tOSU camp back in 2000, and I was amazed at the ability of Joey Galloway. They had a handful of former and current NFLers doing drills. Joey did a 5 cone drill, also called the star drill. I've never seen a human move like that in person. He looked like a waterbug hoping around, he was moving so fast you couldn't really see his feet. I remember being in awe of his ability. He went head to head againt Eddie George in the drill and smoked Eddie. Different skill set between them, but the difference in foot speed and agility was nuts. I had already been humbled by running my electronic 40 in 4.52, (I thought I was faster) then to see that just gave you another perspective on speed. I realized I wasn't as fast as I thought. Very awesome thing to see.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Codeezy's picture

You ran a 4.52? That's good dude. You still into sports at all? 

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

oh no. That was going into my senior year in high school. I never played college ball. I wanted to very badly and had a handful of preferred walk on offers from some MAC schools, but my dad was hell bent on me not going to school to play football. I never applied myself in HS, maintained a C average to play sports. My mind was elsewhere. I ended up joining the Marine Corps in the fall of 2001.

I remember Maurice Wells was on my 7on7 team and we made the championship game and got beat in OT. I had a lot of fun at that camp, except for when Fred Pagac came into our room and reamed our asses for spitting chew out of the 4th story windows onto the sidewalk. He was pretty pissed off, it was hilarious because he's yelling at us with a giant chew in. Fun memories.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

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Codeezy's picture

Sounds like it! Thanks for responding. :)

kevdale86's picture

I'd say this screams of publicity for said speed training video.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I can see it now, a sidebar ad that reads: "Combine scouts hate him".

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

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exnwohiobuckfan's picture

So Joey is only 4 years older than me. Damn, I'm getting old.

chirobuck's picture

Hes always been 4 years older than you

 
^ best post ever ^

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D. Anthony's picture

Joey was probably the fastest Buckeye ever BUT I highly doubt that time at 42...Herbie is trying to help him sell/market the video. 

D. Anthony

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chemicalwaste's picture

I think I can empty my 40 in 4.29 sec on my best day. Maybe field strip it too, but damn.