Adding a lineman to a backfield as an additional blocker is nothing new. Letting one carry the ball has been done before.
But more and more football teams, especially in college, are using linemen as passers, runners and receivers, to the point where it's time to start thinking about what an offense made up entirely of big dudes would look like.
It's time to take this to its logical conclusion, an idea that should terrify defenses everywhere. The biggest possible starting 11 from the players listed below weighs an average of 356.3 pounds. Have fun, defenses!
For an idea on how such an offense could actually move the ball (other than just leaning forward and squashing people), read how Baylor will use 410-pound tight end LaQuan McGowan.
Quarterback: Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas
Running back: Jeremy Liggins, Ole Miss
The former high school quarterback is listed as an offensive lineman, but he's a weapon who got 22 carries and two touchdowns last season.
Running back: Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
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Fullback: D.J. Reader, Clemson
HE IS A 325-POUND FULLBACK/DEFENSIVE TACKLE WHO ALSO PLAYED FIRST BASE FOR THE CLEMSON BASEBALL TEAM.
Wide receiver: LaQuan McGowan, Baylor
Also, catching balls one-handed.
Wide receiver: Donavon Clark, Michigan State
Tight end: Brandon Greene, Alabama
More on how this play works.
Tight end: Thomas Marchman, Mercer
He's relatively little, but look at him move!
And now, the real stars of the show.
Corey Clements, Purdue, 6'8, 420. Also played basketball in high school.
Mo Langi, BYU. 6'7, 410. So big, Darren Rovell thought he was a hoax.
Junior Visinia, Kansas, 6'4, 375. "Because of his strength, I figured he would be OK physically," said his line coach.
Manu Mulitalo, BYU, 6'2, 373. Was also recruited by Navy, which would've required him to be about 100 pounds lighter.
Shamire Devine, Georgia Tech, 6'7, 365. The world's biggest computer engineering major?
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