Martavious Odoms claims crown as fastest man on Michigan's football team
All last season, the debate about who the fastest man on Michigan's football team was centered around quarterback Denard Robinson and defensive back Troy Woolfolk.
Turns out, neither is.
Receiver Martavious Odoms won the fastest man competition at Michigan's "Night of Champions" Saturday. The event marks the end of winter conditioning and pits teams of players in various strength-and-conditioning-related contests.
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said six or seven players finished within about a yard of each other in the 40-yard sprint, with Odoms edging Robinson for the title.
"Tay Odoms got a great jump and I think beat Shoelace by just about that much," Rodriguez said, holding his hands a few inches a part. “Tay’s not one to brag a whole lot, but he’s got bragging rights until the next time."
Defensive lineman Adam Patterson won the fastest big man competition for players over 270 pounds.
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