Speedy Noil got his nickname for a reason.
As a high school quarterback from New Orleans, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds at the High School All-American combine. He was rated as the top athlete in the nation in high school football after his senior seasons.
Noil’s production at Karr High School in New Orleans backed that up. As a senior he passed for 2,235 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also ran the ball for 1,345 yards and 20 touchdowns.
At Texas A&M, the Aggies put his athleticism to work as a wide receiver. Noil’s freshman year in 2014 he caught 46 passes for 583 yards and 5 touchdowns. That turned out to be his best season with the Aggies. He caught 21 passes for 325 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2016 as a junior and entered the NFL draft the following spring.
Noil wasn’t picked in the NFL draft. He was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Seahawks and later spent time in the CFL.
Noil’s Texas A&M bio page
Noil’s NFL draft preview
Comparing Noil to NFL players
Noil signs with Edmonton Eskimos