Robert Gill is a YouTube sensation, his Usain Bolt-like sprint on a treadmill going viral.
The Argonauts wideout is shown being clocked at 40 km/h, his profile rising with every internet hit.
In the process, he has become something of a world-wide phenomenon, attracting interest from Asia, being asked to appear on daytime television in the U.S., and on several nightly sports shows.
Speed, it’s been said, kills. It’s a dimension that can’t be coached and, as far as Gill is concerned, it may infuse some life into an Argos offence that’s become predictable — boring by many standards — in the wake of injuries to the team’s top-four receiving targets, none of whom are expected to play Tuesday night when Winnipeg comes to town.
As well, rookie running back Anthony Coombs, who is a Winnipeg native, won’t be back for the rest of the season, his injured shoulder about to undergo surgery.
Enter Gill, who made his CFL debut in Montreal on Aug. 1.