College Football’s Fastest Players of Week 5 Led by Ray Davis

    Kentucky RB Ray Davis' career day also includes topping the charts of College Football's fastest players in Week 5.

    College Football’s fastest players dominate the coverage as much as they speed by the rest of the players on the field. These 10 fastest players from the week are highlighted among their peers as putting up some of the most athletic displays from an athlete we’ve seen all year long.

    College Football’s Fastest Players: Week 5

    Take a look at the fastest players from each week during the 2023 season: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

    Courtesy of our friends at Reel Analytics, the fastest ball carriers are tracked from every game across the country. To find out more about RA and how they track their data, find them below:

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    Honorable Mention

    • Cater Bell, WR, South Dakota: 20.6 mph
    • Drae McCray, WR, Texas Tech: 20.4 mph
    • Ismail Mahdi, RB, Texas State: 20.3 mph
    • Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado: 20.1 mph
    • John Gentry, RB, Sam Houston: 20.0 mph
    • Anthony Woods, RB, Idaho: 20.0 mph
    • Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa: 19.9 mph
    • Billy Bowman Jr., DB, Oklahoma: 19.6 mph
    • Tre Harris, WR, Ole Miss: 19.5 mph
    • MarShawn Lloyd, RB, USC: 19.4 mph
    • Cyrus Allen, WR, Louisiana Tech: 19.0 mph
    • Sean Atkins, WR, USF: 18.8 mph

    T8) Cade Harris, WR, Air Force: 20.7 mph

    Per RAnalytics, Cade Harris also checked in with 20.7 mph. The Falcons receiver marked the first time we’ve seen an Air Force player on our countdown, but likely not our last.

    T8) Jayden Higgins, WR, Iowa State: 20.7 mph

    A simple slant route went the distance for Jayden Higgins as the Iowa State WR is the first of two Cyclones on the list this week. Higgins reached 20.7 mph on his 67-yard touchdown reception.

    T8) Ulysses Bentley IV, RB, Ole Miss: 20.7 mph

    The first of two Ole Miss Rebels on our countdown this week, Ulysses Bentley IV hit 20.7 mph as he sped past the LSU defense. Bentley impressively bounced a carry off to the right side after breaking a tackle and then hit his top speed.

    7) Jalen Milroe, QB, Alabama: 20.8 mph

    It’s safe to say Jalen Milroe can fly, especially after he flew past the Mississippi State defense on Saturday. Milroe hit 20.8 mph on the ground, blitzing past defenders in the process on his long touchdown.

    T5) Jalen Coker, WR, Holy Cross: 20.9 mph

    Speed kills and Jaden Coker found himself open and in the end zone because of it. Coker ran through the Harvard defense and then past the Crimson as he hit 20.9 mph on this 74-yard touchdown reception.

    T5) Jaylin Noel, WR, Iowa State: 20.9 mph

    Iowa State gave the Sooners defense fits with their speed on the backend on Saturday and Jaylin Noel flashed his elite in-game speed in the process. Noel ran away from defenders and into the endzone on a 51-yard touchdown reception that saw him hit 20.9 mph.

    4) Tahj Washington, WR, USC: 21.1 mph

    The USC Trojans have plenty of speed and Tahj Washinton is a big reason for that. On a scramble drill, Caleb Williams found Washington downfield and the speedster did the rest. Washington topped 21.1 mph on the radar as he beat the Colorado defense.

    3) Jordan Watkins, WR, Ole Miss: 21.2 mph

    Making a name for himself this season, Jordan Watkins proved he has top-notch speed against LSU. Watkins found a hole in zone coverage and Jaxson Dart rifled a throw through the defense. Doing the rest by himself, Watkins his 21.2 mph as he sprinted past the Tigers.

    2) Sone Ntoh, RB, Monmouth: 21.5 mph

    Torching Lehigh, Sone Ntoh and Monmouth ran wild on Saturday. Ntoh topped the charts at 21.5 mph on this long touchdown run that saw him simply outrun everyone on the field.

    1) Ray Davis, RB, Kentucky: 21.7 mph

    What a dominant showing it was for Ray Davis. In historic fashion, Davis ran all over the Florida Gators on Saturday, including this 75-yard touchdown run that saw Davis hit 21.7 mph in the process.

    Find where these speeds rank among the fastest players of the 2023 season here.

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