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Baylor football team may use a 400-pound tight end this fall

Baylor offensive tackle LaQuan McGowan (top) was congratulated by wide receiver Antwan Goodley after scoring a touchdown on a trick play in the Cotton Bowl.
Baylor offensive tackle LaQuan McGowan (top) was congratulated by wide receiver Antwan Goodley after scoring a touchdown on a trick play in the Cotton Bowl. The Associated Press

Ohio State’s victory in the first college football playoff was maybe the second-biggest thing to happen during college bowl season.

Baylor’s 390-pound offensive lineman LaQuan McGowan touchdown catch against Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl was No. 1. (Fat Guy Touchdown!!)

It wasn’t some little 1-yard grab as you may recall (this is from Cork Gains’ Vine):

Apparently coach Art Briles is toying with the idea of having McGowan play tight end this fall.

“The hardest thing is practicing with him, because we don’t want to get anyone injured,” Briles told The Dallas Morning News. “But we’ve got three games in non-conference to see what he can do.”

It sounds like quarterback Seth Russell has endorsed the plan.

“His hands are about as big as my leg, so I can pretty much put it wherever, and he can snag it out of the air,” Russell told the Waco Tribune.

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