Auburn freshman Anthony Schwartz may well be the fastest player in college football.
Anyone watching the Tigers’ game against Tennessee saw that on Saturday.
Schwartz is a record holder in the boys’ youth 100-meter dash, and is a U.S. U20 national team competitor. He competed in Finland this summer, when other Tigers’ freshmen were enrolled in summer school.
In the second quarter against Tennessee, Schwartz had his chance to show off that speed in the open field.
Schwartz caught a comeback pass from Tigers quarterback Jarrett Stidham near his own 40-yard line, and cut upfield, burning by Tennessee’s Theo Jackson and racing for the 76-yard score.
Schwartz entered Saturday’s game with eight catches on the season for 163 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 78 yards and two more scores on nine carries.
Saturday, Schwartz had his 76-yard reception and two rushes for 26 more yards by halftime. The Tigers led 17-13 at the break.