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    Meet the 400-pound high school running back



    I feel sorry for any player that has to cover this guy or try to bring him down.

    Meet the 400-pound high school running back | New York Post
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    Pretty rare to have a guy 400 lb who can run. The Bengals use Nose Tackle Peko...at 325 as a blocking FB near the goal....but....actually I know of no 400 lb guy who's playing much in college and none on a pro roster. Obviously...a 400 lb guy is not speedy and agile but....if he gets some momentum......it's hard to stop him one on one. If I'm a college coach...I suspect the guy can be a player...maybe not at 400 lb but at 360 or so.

    I remember when Bill Walsh insisted Bubba Paris get under 300 lb to play tackle on the Niners. Now..I know the Bengal's line averages about 320.

    I have a friend, ex-housemate who weighs a tad over 400, and his stamina,energy...ain't good. He has issues with his feet,knees,back...due to that weight. He's also older and avoids much exercise. A guy who can be ACTIVE...at that weight, is mobile enough to be a running back...that's pretty unique.

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    LoL.. that's a load. He makes them look like tinker toys. But does he have honest to God running skills that would translate to college or the pros? Couldn't see that in the videos.

    Maybe if he trims down to 325 like Fridge Perry he's got a shot.



    But chances are this turns out to be sad.

    Wiki on The Fridge:

    In June 2008, he was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome, a chronic inflammation disorder of the peripheral nerves.[7] On April 22, 2009, Perry was hospitalized in South Carolina in serious condition from his Guillain-Barré syndrome.[8] Perry spent approximately a month in the hospital before being released. In June 2010, it was reported that Perry suffered from hearing loss, but also that he was improving after his diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome. He had lost more than one hundred pounds (50 kg), but was, by this time, back up to 330 lb (150 kg).[9] In February 2011, ESPN ran a somber article about him, citing ongoing health and drinking problems, and a weight of 400 pounds (180 kg).[10]
    In April 2011, Cliff Forrest, a 10 year-old child, discovered Perry's Super Bowl ring for sale. With help from his mother, he purchased it for $8,500 and returned the ring to Perry

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    His coach needs to have him on one of the lines, if he is going to play any College Ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    His coach needs to have him on one of the lines, if he is going to play any College Ball.
    And in the gym.. i agree, he'd last about 3 plays going against the Bama D line.

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