Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Wildcat vs. Wildcat
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 23, 2014
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Vertical Jump
From a sitting position, a bobcat can jump 12 feet straight up.

Football: 32 inches
Men's Basketball: 36 inches
Women's Basketball: 21 inches
Women's Volleyball: 23 inches
Women's Gymnastics: 18 inches
Baseball: 23 inches
Women's Soccer: 18 inches
Women's Tennis: 15 inches
Men's Track: 34 inches
Female Cheerleader: 17 inches


A bobcat can run 22 miles per hour for short distances.

Women's Track (100 meters): 11.61 seconds
Men's Track (100 meters): 10.38 seconds
Football (40 yard dash): 4.75 seconds

Foot Size

Paw: 2 inches in length and 2 ½ inches in width.

Men's Basketball: Size 14
Women's Basketball: Size 10
Men's Swimming & Diving: Size 9
Women's Swimming & Diving: Size 11
Football: Size 12
Gymnastics: Size 6 ½ 
Women's Soccer: Size 8
Baseball: Size 11


A bobcat can pull down 7 times their own body weight (7 pos/pounds of body weight).

Football Lineman (squat): 480 pounds
Football Lineman (bench press): 365 pounds
Men's Track (bench press): 300 pounds
Men's Track (squat): 400 pounds
Women's Track (bench press): 160 pounds
Women's Track (squat): 250 pounds

Broad Jump

A bobcat can jump 1-12 feet.

Football: 10 feet
Women's Track: 8 feet 7 inches
Men's Track: 10 feet 5 inches
Men's Tennis: 9 feet
Women's Tennis: 6 feet

Eye-Hand Coordination

Student-athletes need excellent eye-hand coordination to be successful at their sport.

Bobcats need eye-paw coordination to survive in the desert.

Running Stride

A bobcat can move 4-8 feet (1-3 meters) per/stride.

Men's Cross Country: 5 feet 10 inches
Women's Cross Country: 5 feet 5 inches

Average Lifespan

A bobcat lives 11-13 years.

Student-athletes are "wildcats forever".  Current world average human life span is 66 years.


85% of a bobcat's diet consists of birds and rabbits.

A student-athlete's diet is vegetables, protein (meat/fish), dairy (milk/cheese), and fruits.

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