Seahawks 'stallion' flashes unreal speed while chasing down defender after pick

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By RADIO.COM

People this big aren't supposed to be this fast.

Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf turned heads on Sunday for his impressive effort and speed -- while chasing down a defender who had made an interception.

Metcalf covered more than 90 yards to track down Arizona's Budda Baker after Seattle's Russell Wilson tossed a rare pick deep in Cardinals territory.

Metcalf reportedly peaked at nearly 23 mph during the impressive dash.

His top speed was second-highest for a defending player making a tackle this season, according to ESPN's Stats & Info.

Metcalf, a prototypical No. 1 receiver, is hardly a pint-size speedster such as the Chiefs' Tyreek Hill or Mecole Hardman. The second-year man out of Ole Miss is listed at 6-foot-4 and weighs in over 225 pounds, and boasts muscle on top of muscle on his impressive frame.

During the play, you can see him take off once he realizes the ball has been picked. It's not ridiculous to say he just about looks like a world-class sprinter with his initial burst.

Even Baker had to give props to Metcalf after the game for the impressive play.

But Baker and his teammates still had the last laugh.

The hustle play marked a notable role reversal for Metcalf, who was chased down earlier in the season when he appeared to pull up a couple yards shy of the end zone on a likely touchdown catch, only to have the ball knocked out of his possession.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was pleased after the game, calling it "one of the best football plays" he's ever seen.

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said the "huge stallion" Metcalf is a "freak athlete," and that high school coaches would teach Metcalf's hustle to their players "for years" to come.

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