Jamaal Charles Is Serious About This Track Thing

KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 24: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 24 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles invaded the ESPN campus on Monday and on ESPN's First Take talked a little bit about the sport he calls his first love -- and it's not football.

It's track. 

"I won state in high school," Charles says of his track days. "I went to a couple of Junior Olympics. My freshman year I was All-American in the 100 and the 200 and the 400 x 100 so I felt if I chose another sport it'd be track."

When you think of NFL players and track, names like Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson and Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson come to mind. Charles says he's "probably top five' fastest in the NFL right now and guys like Johnson and Jackson are in the same breath.

"I'm trying to get a relay put together in the 100 to see if Chris [Johnson] or DeSean [Jackson], if those guys will come out and run the relay with me."

That would be the Texas Relays.

"It's just for fun, for the fans," he said. "A lot of people want to know whose the fastest in the NFL right now so I think coming to the Texas Relays, us showing our talent and where we're at right now, that'd be a great thing for the fans."

Ochocinco has soccer and Charles has track.

I'm putting my money on Charles to be the most successful in his other sport.

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