Can a NFL player out run a cheetah?

Have you ever wondered if an NFL player could out run a cheetah? Get your tailgating gear together, place your bets, and tune in to Big Cat Week on Nat Geo WILD to find out the answer to that question!


During the 4th annual Big Cat Week viewers will be delighted and amazed by nature’s Biggest and Baddest Cats! There are also specials with entertainment’s Biggest names including NFL Superstars, the Best Big Cat Filmmakers in the World … oh, and there might also be a little bit of Betty White too! You won’t want to miss this week of TV!


Check out the first ever one on one race with a cheetah in Man v. Cheetah! Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson (the NFL’s fastest running back) and Chicago Bears’ Devin Hester (the super-agile wide receiver and kick returner) both take part in an extraordinary challenge to literally go one-on-one in a first-ever race with a cheetah.

Nat Geo WILD’s Man v. Cheetah is part of the network’s highest rated week, Big Cat Week premiering Friday, Nov. 29, at 9 pm et/pt. But this is more than a television event, BIG CAT WEEK is an extension of the Big Cats Initiative, a long-term commitment by the National Geographic Society to stop poaching, save habitat and sound the call that big steps are needed to save big cats around the world.

This global initiative actively supports on-the-ground conservation projects and education to help stem and eventually reverse the rapid disappearance of big cat populations. For more information on BIG CAT WEEK, visit or follow us on twitter @NGC_PR. More information on the Big Cats Initiative and how you can get involved, visit

Who do you think will win? Man, or cheetah?

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One Response to Can a NFL player out run a cheetah?

  1. jan says:

    I’m sure my little dogs could outrun any professional athlete, including sprinters.

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