Monday, August 27, 2012
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Massive 6'11, 500 pound football player John "House" Taylor runs in drills with his team.
ENOLA, Pa. -- John "HOUSE" Taylor is perhaps the biggest football player on the gridiron. At 6'11, 500 pounds, he's a human wrecking ball, according to this media report from Pennsylvania CNN affiliate WISHTV.
(CNN/WHP)- A football player with a minor league team in Central Pennsylvania is making quite a name for himself.
John Taylor, number 71, is 6'11" and weighs 500 pounds. Even though he's earned the nickname "House," he's built more like a mansion.
As a lineman for the Central Penn Piranha, his job is to take up space.
"Don't run my way, pretty much that's what I do," said Taylor.
Don't fall into the trap, though, of thinking House is all-powerful. He says he is not.
"There's sometimes when people expect super human things. I'm still a human," said Taylor.
In fact, most games he's watching, not playing, waiting for that moment when the other team only needs a few tough yards. Still, everyone who comes in contact with House never forgets him.
"One time, I actually fell and he fell on top of me, I could have swore I had two broken ribs," said player Nate Gibson.