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One of the sadder developments in the NFL has been the extinction of the fat running back. Gone are the days when Jerome Bettis, T.J. Duckett, Ron Dayne, Najeh Davenport, and LenDale White made a living by hefting their considerable weight up and down the field.

Which is why it's so refreshing to watch David Fangupo, a 350-pound high school running back from Hawaii do his thing. His highlight reel is a gift from heaven to anyone who likes watching fat guys score touchdowns. (Note: everyone likes watching fat guys score touchdowns.)


Fangupo has committed to the University of Hawaii for next season. Perhaps a new era of fat running backs is upon us.

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