OSU student beats Dontre Wilson in 40-yard dash

Ohio State tailback Dontre Wilson is thought of by many to be the fastest player in the Big Ten… Not so fast! Urban Meyer invited OSU students to challenge several Buckeye football players in a race during halftime of Saturday’s Scarlet and Gray spring football game.

Wilson was viewed by many to be the overall favorite to win the race, but OSU senior Malcolm Branson, who is a Criminal Justice major, cruised to a victory in the 40-yard dash.

Watch the race here:

Branson graduated from Massillon Perry High School, where he competed on the track team.

He recently told our friends over at elevenwarriors.com how fast he really is.

“Will you believe me if I tell you?” Branson said to 11W reporter Kyle Rowland. “4.28.”

The top three runners from the race ran again, and it was OSU defensive back Doran Grant who won this time, edging out a narrow victory over the speedy Branson.

Someone give Mr. Branson a uniform!

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Louis Schmidt on 4/13/2014 @ 12:22pm EDT Said:

Watched the sprint live…interesting that both broadcasters had no clue who was running for the Buckeye players and obviously had no interest in finding out for their viewers. Had to go online to get the answers! Guess Doran Grant’s rolled up jersey with the huge #12 wasn’t a big enuf hint.