Meet 'House,' a 6-11, 500-pound defensive tackle

John "House" Taylor

August 24, 2012 6:48:12 PM PDT
In Pennsylvania there is a football player nicknamed "House." His name is John Taylor and he's big No. 71, emphasis on big.

The defensive tackle is 6 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighs 500 pounds. Taylor, who plays for a minor league team called the Piranhas, could be the biggest football player to have played at any level.

Taylor says he can be blocked, just not easily. "You've got to catch me moving in one direction. You're not going to straight up just move me most times. But if you catch me moving in one direction, you can try and push me in that way."

"One time, I actually fell and he fell on top of me," said Piranha player Nate Gibson. "I could have sworn that I had two broken ribs."

That's what happens when a house is moved off its foundation.


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