Logan Newman USA TODAY High School Sports
Published 1:50 PM EDT May 18, 2019
Ted Ginn has made a long, productive NFL career out of being one of the fastest players in the game.
Ginn is so confident in his abilities, in fact, he told Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe that he was willing to race anybody pole to pole for “$10,000 or better.”
He never thought a high schooler who actually stands a chance would take him up on it.
Matthew Boling, a senior at Houston’s Strake Jesuit who has earned the nickname “White Lightning” as he breaks track and field records, responded to a Pro Football Talk tweet about Ginn’s wager with one word.
Looks like Ginn has some competition.
Boling is best known for breaking 10 seconds on the 100-meter dash with a wind-aided time and then breaking the official national high school record for the same race last week, but he’s more than just a short sprinter.
The day after breaking the official record, he anchored the 1600-meter dash. He started back by about 20 meters but still pulled out the victory.
But Ginn is no slouch either. He was a track phenom in high school, winning the national championship and two state titles on the 110-meter high hurdles, a third state title in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, and a state title in the 200-meter run, according to Ohio State.
In the Bleacher Report video, Ginn told Lefkoe he missed out on qualifying for the Olympics by one second — which he said was the only loss he took on the track.
- ‘White Lightning’ challenges NFL’s Ted Ginn to $10,000 bet
- Sponsorship Lawsuits Bad For Racing
- Spot yourself in photos and the roll of honour from Derby's Race for Life
- Incumbents, those with Metro Council experience win Davidson Co. Democratic races
- Clerk staff: Conyers III doesn’t make race for Congress
- The battle for dominance in the Maine Legislature could come down to a handful of races
- Graduates studied leadership principles of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Photos: Dale Earnhardt Jr. through the years
- 'White Boy Rick' movie review: Matthew McConaughey, award-worthy once more