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Jahvid Best a St. Lucian Olympic hopeful

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220px-Jahvid_Best_at_2009_Cal_Fan_Appreciation_Day_1SPORTING NEWS – Former Lions running back Jahvid Best is attempting to qualify for the Olympics later this year in Rio.

The former Cal star, whose career was cut short due to concussions, has already met the pre-qualifying minimum time and hopes to represent St. Lucia in the 100 meters at the Summer Games.

Best’s father is a native of the Caribbean nation, although Jahvid Best is not yet a citizen, the Detroit Free Press reported.

What are his chances? Newly signed Lions receiver Marvin Jones, also a Cal alum and whose sister Vanessa Jones is a U.S. track hopeful, says Best isn’t just blazing fast.

“He has Olympic speed,” said Marvin Jones, who called Best the most eye-opening burner he’s ever seen on a football field.

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