Tre Brown’s straight line speed in chasing down Baylor’s Chris Platt during December’s Big 12 championship game. On that play, Brown clocked a max speed of 21.8 MPH. It was the kind of eye-popping speed that makes football teams dangerous and fans insanely enthusiastic.
The Sooners have enjoyed speed like that on recently on the offensive side of the ball with the likes of receivers Dede Westbrook and Marquise Brown. Now they may be enjoying it again but this time from the running back position.
While he didn’t quite match Brown’s speed of 21.8 MPH, Seth McGowan clocked an impressive 19.1 MPH on a 75-yard touchdown run last fall. Keep in mind that he’s a true freshman for the Sooners this coming season and will most likely only get faster as he works with strength and conditioning coaches.
The lone running back in Oklahoma’s 2020 recruiting class, McGowan was a 4-star recruit from Mesquite, Texas who had earned a total of 27 scholarship offers. He’s an early enrollee and will be participating in spring ball with the Sooners next month.
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