Former NFL wideout Dwight to compete in Millrose Games

Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL wideout/punt returner Tim Dwight will compete in the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Dwight, who is perhaps best known for his 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XXXIII against the Broncos, will take part in the “Super 60,” an invitational 60-meter race that will also feature former NFL players David Tyree and Willie Gault. Other former players with Super Bowl experience who organizers have confirmed for the race include Phillip Buchanon and Anthony Dorsett, Jr.

Racing is nothing new for Dwight, the former track star who was Big Ten Champion in the 100 meter dash in 1999, as well as part of relay championship teams in the 4 x 400 meter and 4 x 100 meter relays in 1999 and 4 x 100 meter relay in 1998.

“As long as I’ve known Tim, he has never turned down a challenge,” agent Jack Bechta said. “It can be a race, a game or even beer pong and he will compete with all he has. He hasn’t had a lot of time to train for this event, but he said he’s feeling good.”

A fourth-round pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, Dwight spent time with the Falcons, Chargers, Patriots, Jets and Raiders during his NFL career.

The "Super 60" meet will be televised live Friday, January 29, on ESPN2 from 8-10 p.m. Eastern Time.

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