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Top 10 Speed Demons of College Football in 2014

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The 10 Biggest Speed Demons of College Football in 2014

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It never hurts to have too much speed on your team. Colleges such as Florida State are constantly adding elite speedsters to their roster with every recruiting class. This helps to explain their dominance in the current landscape of college football.

They say that speed kills, and in the world of football, crime pays. Now let's take a look at the top 10 speed demons in college football for 2014. I recommend that you don't blink.

10. Justin Scott-Wesley, University of Georgia

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10. Justin Scott-Wesley, University of Georgia

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In 2013, as the fastest player on the team, Scott-Wesley started to blossom into a nice deep threat for the Georgia Bulldogs until he suffered an ACL tear against Tennessee on Oct. 5.

The good news is that he is fully recovered, medically cleared for practices and intends to use his impressive 10.39 100-meter speed to build on his success from last year.

9. Sheroid Evans, University of Texas

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9. Sheroid Evans, University of Texas

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Evans arrived on the University of Texas campus in 2011 with a lot of promise. However, in his first three seasons, he has yet to break into the starting lineup and unfortunately, he tore his ACL last season. In short, his career has been a disappointment so far.

This is his final year to apply his 20.82 200-meter dash speed to the football field and make an impact. It would be a shame for his great speed to go to waste.

8. Dallas Burroughs, Boise State University

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8. Dallas Burroughs, Boise State University

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Boise State has struggled to establish Burroughs as a deep-ball threat for the three years that he's been there. He seemed to have a breakout game in the 2011 MAACO Bowl where he recorded nine catches, 175 yards, and a TD. However, Burroughs hasn't come close to a similar performance over the past two seasons.

If the QB play can establish some consistency, then perhaps the Broncos can take advantage of Burroughs' 4.28 40-yard dash speed.

7. Cameron Echols-Luper, Texas Christian University

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7. Cameron Echols-Luper, Texas Christian University

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As a returner, Echols-Luper experienced some success in 2013. His impressive 13.4 yards per return ranked him 16th in the NCAA. He should see increased success this season as TCU will use him more at the wide receiver position along with being a returner.

Echols-Luper also doubles up as a sprinter on the TCU track team, and has a blistering personal record of 20.61 in the 200-meter dash. He is easily one of the fastest players in the country.

6. Khalfani Muhammad, University of California

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6. Khalfani Muhammad, University of California

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Last year was a success for Muhammad as a sprinter for the California track team and as a kick returner for the football team. On the field, he produced an outstanding 1,006 return yards. On the track, he has personal bests of 10.22 in the 100-meter dash and 20.74 in the 200-meter dash.

Muhammad is currently listed No. 2 on the running back depth chart, and may supplant Daniel Lasco as the lead back in 2014 with his blazing speed.

5. Artie Burns, University of Miami

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5. Artie Burns, University of Miami

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Miami is a school that is well known for its fast players. Former players such as Devin Hester and Santana Moss are clear examples of their speedy lineage. As a dual-athlete at Miami, Burns is the next in line to carry on that legacy.

Not only is he one of the best hurdlers in the country with an incredible time of 7.68 in the 60-meter high hurdles, but he is also an emerging defensive star as a starting cornerback for the Hurricanes.

4. Broderick Snoddy, Georgia Tech

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4. Broderick Snoddy, Georgia Tech

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Amazing is the only word that can be used to describe his speed. He has broken the school 60-meter dash record three times in the last two years. Along with his 6.67 60-meter speed, Snoddy also ran 10.28 in the 100-meter dash.

Additionally, Snoddy flashed signs of promise in football with an outstanding 6.2 YPC as Georgia Tech's backup running back in 2013, and will be strongly considered for the lead role in 2014.

3. Kolby Listenbee, Texas Christian University

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3. Kolby Listenbee, Texas Christian University

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Listenbee is a player who has seen way more success on the track than on the field so far in his career. Not only does he run a blinding 10.12 (wind-aided) in the 100-meter dash, but he has also recorded times of 20.65 in the 200-meter dash and 6.7 in the 60-meter dash.

If TCU can get him and Cameron Echols-Luper more involved in 2014, they could literally have the fastest receiving corps in the country.

2. Raheem Mostert, Purdue University

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2. Raheem Mostert, Purdue University

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After some early frustrations in his career with injuries and positional uncertainty, Mostert is poised to have a breakout season in 2014. He has already experienced a breakout year in track by winning Big 10 championships in the 60-meter, 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.

His world-class times of 10.15 (wind-aided) over 100 meters, 20.65 over 200 meters, and 6.63 over 60 meters have him ready to explode as the lead return man for Purdue.

1. Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield, Florida State University

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1. Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield, Florida State University

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Florida State never seems to suffer from a shortage of speed. It was proven during this year's BCS National Championship game when Levonte Whitfield outran Auburn for a 100-yard kickoff return to give the Seminoles a 27-24 lead en route to a 34-31 victory.

Considering his impact, along with times of 10.15 over 100 meters and 6.64 over 60 meters, it shouldn't surprise anyone that Whitfield is the No. 1 college football speed demon for 2014.

Roje Smith is a Fantasy Sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @RoKnowsDFS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google