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In honor of Dontari Poe, watch TDs scored by heaviest players in the NFL

Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe carried the ball over the goal line against the San Diego Chargers in the first quarter of Sunday’s game.
Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe carried the ball over the goal line against the San Diego Chargers in the first quarter of Sunday’s game. deulitt@kcstar.com

Dontari Poe jumped into the end zone on a 1-yard run in the Chiefs’ 33-3 win at San Diego and he jumped into the record book as well.

At 346 pounds, Poe is the heaviest player to score a rushing touchdown in NFL history. Take a look:

Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk listed the heaviest players to score a rushing touchdown in NFL history:

So let’s take a look at some of those other big-boy touchdowns. This is a link to Shaun Smith’s touchdown run for the Chiefs on NFL.com.

Here are a couple of touchdowns by William “The Refrigerator” Perry of the Chicago Bears. One was a rushing score in Super Bowl XX, and the other was a TD catch against the Packers. Perry was 335 pounds when he scored.

Green Bay’s B.J. Raji had this pick-six at Chicago in the NFC Championship Game in 2011, and he tipped the scales at 337 pounds, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Shaun Rogers looked nimble when he returned this interception for Detroit against the Denver Broncos:

Finally, here is Sheldon Richardson’s touchdown run for the Jets.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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