A need for speed

Raheem Mostert & Akeem Hunt
Raheem Mostert & Akeem Hunt

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Seniors Raheem Mostert and Akeem Hunt are the two fastest players on the team, but which one is faster?

Mostert won the Big Ten Championship in the 60 and 200 meter just a couple weeks ago, but Hunt says it’s not the same because he doesn’t have pads on when he’s on the track.

We’re not likely to see them ever go head to head in a race, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have their own opinions on who would win if they did.

“Ever since we stepped on campus they claimed us as the top two fast guys, so I thought I was always faster than him and he thought he was always faster than me. I always tell him that he’s track fast, and I’m football fast,” said Hunt.

Regardless of who Hunt thinks is the fastest, Mostert is confident in his ability and enjoys the back and forth battle that comes from their daily interaction.

“He’s like a brother to me. He can say all of that about football or track fast, but I’m still the fastest either way he looks at it. All jokes aside, we just push each other and that’s what we do each and every day. We just try to bring something good to the table,” said Mostert.

Running backs coach Jafar Williams knows how talented both guys are and hopes that both continue to become better leaders in the backfield.

“I told both of those guys that they have to be leaders for us, we have to develop some leadership on our football team. with both of those guys being seniors, they both are fast but I want those guys to be leaders,” said Williams.

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