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Tyreek Hill Had NFL's Top Two Fastest Runs in 2016

The league’s “Next Gen Stats” confirmed it



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Earlier this month, the NFL released its “Next Gen Stats” for the 2016 season, and lo and behold, they confirmed wide receiver Tyreek Hill as the fastest player in the league.

He had the NFL's top two maximum speeds reached all year.

"I think it's great," Hill said after the AFC’s Pro Bowl walkthrough Saturday. "To be noticed as one of the fastest guys in the NFL is definitely an accomplishment, but there's still work to be done. I'm chasing more than the fastest man title."

Hill's top speed, 23.24 miles per hour, actually came on a 105-yard kick-return touchdown called back against the Houston Texans Week 2 due to a questionable holding penalty.

Hill's second-highest speed, also the second highest in the NFL at 22.77 miles per hour, was on his 86-yard free kick-return touchdown on Sunday Night Football Week 12 against the Denver Broncos. The touchdown gave the Chiefs a 9-0 lead in a game they ultimately won in overtime, 30-27.



Hill actually appears on the top-20 list once more at number 20 for a 49-yard gain Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Redskins' DeSean Jackson, who Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has actually likened to Hill before, came the closest to matching Hill's second-fastest time. 

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