Former NFL Star Tim Dwight To Compete in Ford Ironman Couer D’Alene

Retired Atlanta Falcons player Tim Dwight shifts his focus from football to triathlons.

When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Tim Dwight in 1998, they called him the “Kamikaze Kid” because of his lightning speed.

Dwight, a three-time Big Ten champion in the 100-meter dash, 4×400 and 4×100-meter relays while at the University of Iowa, is transferring that electricity off the field and into endurance events as he tackles the Ford Ironman Coeur D’Alene on June 26.

“At these races, everyone comes together, whether they’re seriously competing or just having a good time,” said the 35-year-old.

He has a triathlete background and made his debut at the Iowa Games Triathlon in 2008 where he finished 121st out of 298 finishers.

He says he’s addicted to multisport events and will continue to compete, despite his least favorite part: swimming.

Check out Dwight in the “I’m a Competitor” profile in the June issue of Competitor and on