The Science of Chad Johnson
What makes Chad Johnson such a great receiver? Fox Sports answers that question in the premiere of "Sport Science" Sunday (9 p.m., Fox Sports Net Ohio). The new series uses the latest technology -- biomechanical sensors, high-speed cameras, computer graphics and an infrared motion capture studio -- to analyze top athletes in "CSI" style.
In Johnson's segment, "Sport Science" sets out to determine which makes a bigger target for a quarterback -- a 10-foot tall African elephant, or the Bengals All-Pro receiver. First they measure Johnson's vertical leap at 11 feet, "on par with the great leapers in the NBA," says John Brenkus, host and co-executive producer.
Then they use the motion capture technology as he catches passes to his left, right and over his head, proving that Johnson provides a potential target of 190 square feet – similar to a 10-foot tall elephant.
"Sport Science" in another segment explains Michael Jordan’s “hang time” by having basketball player Chris “Skywalker” Lowery leap over a
That's pretty cool too.