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Sonoran Hot Reads: Tyrell Johnson 4th fastest player in all of college football

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Will he get to showcase those wheels this year?

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Last year, Arizona Wildcats receiver/kick returner Tyrell Johnson was hampered by a leg injury, which really took away his greatest strength as a football player. He’s always been known as a sprint king, but this should give some validation to his speed as NFL.com named Johnson as the 4th fastest player in all of college football:

Johnson placed third in the Pac-12 Track Championships with a 10.41 100 meters in 2015, and during the indoor season he established a school record in the 60-meter dash (6.66). Johnson reportedly arrived at UA already as the team's fastest player in 2014 with a 4.34 40-yard dash. He's primarily a kickoff returner for the Wildcats, and averaged 25.5 yards per return last year.

For what it’s worth, three other Pac-12 players are in front of him

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