And yet, according to the team’s numbers, he is exactly that.Drew Hartlaub reportedly runs a 4.25 40-yard dash, making him the fastest player on Penn State’s football roster.From the York Daily Record:Hartlaub, a redshirt sophomore this fall, owns the top 40-yard time on the team at 4.25 seconds.That’s faster than receiver KJ Hamler, who outran the Ohio State defense on a 90-yard touchdown and is on the verge of becoming a national star.Faster than tailback Journey Brown, who won back-to-back PIAA 100 meter sprint titles — and broke Olympian Leroy Burrell’s high school record.Faster than receiver Dan Chisena, who ran a leg on Penn State’s school-record 400 meter relay team.He’s faster, they say, than anyone on the team.Which, unofficially, makes him one of the fastest football players in America.Now, those who follow the NFL Draft combine know that guys who reportedly run those types of times don’t generally translate directly when the official numbers come out. Per the officially NFL numbers, just 14 players have broken a 4.3 at the Combine, topped by John Ross’ 4.22 in 2017.Still, even if you only add .05 seconds, that gives Drew Hartlaub truly elite speed that doesn’t come around too often, and could make him a real weapon on special teams.[York Daily Record] GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his team onto the field prior to the start of a game against the Washington Huskies during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)A member of Penn State’s football team reportedly runs a 40-yard dash under 4.3. It probably isn’t a player many outside of Nittany Lions diehards are very aware of.Safety Drew Hartlaub is a walk-on out of Hanover, Penn. entering his redshirt sophomore season in blue and white.Last year, he appeared in 10 games for Penn State, playing as the gunner on the punt unit. He was the Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year and recorded three tackles on the season.Penn State coaches compliment his hustle and hard work on special teams, but most wouldn’t peg him as one of the fastest players in all of FBS.
THE CHILD AND Family Agency moved a step closer to its foundation with the appointment by the Minster for Children and Youth Affairs of an eight person board which met for the first time today.The new agency will be one of the largest public bodies in the State with more than 4,000 employees and a budget of €570 million.Three separate agencies are set to be taken into the Child and Family Agency which will assume responsibility for the sensitive and complex legal responsibilities involved with childcare and welfare.Norah Gibbons has been named as the chairperson of the new agency with Minister Frances Fitzgerald describing her as “a woman steeped in experience of family support, child protection and the voluntary world.”Gibbons worked for seven years at children’s charity Barnardos and was was member of the commission which produced the Ryan report into child abuse. She says that the new board must ensure that no existing synergies are lost by the agency’s establishment:We must also ensure that the best interests of children are central to everything the new agency does; that their voices are heard at every stage and that the focus of the agency’s work is on outcomes for children.The bill to establish the new agency has completed its second stage of Dáil approval and will be discussed on front of the the Oireachtas health committee next month.Read:The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening – Minister Fitzgerald>Read: Perinatal centre that aims to improve care of pregnant mothers and babies to open in Cork > Column: Children need a change from the old HSE way of thinking >