This story is absolutely insane, but awesome at the same time.
Now, I’m a former offensive lineman myself and I’m on the heavy side as well. When I was playing, I was around 230-240 pound mark. Looking at this offensive line does nothing but bring back memories for myself.
Not only are these boys on this Grant High School’s offensive line stand at 6’4, 6’6, 6’3, 6’4 and 5’11, but they all weigh around 300 pounds or more. Their only offensive lineman who is under 300 pounds is a Junior right guard named Charles Bell.
Here’s the tale of the tape for those who weigh 300 pounds on this line.
Shawn Matautia, is a Senior left guard who stands at 6’4 and weighs in at a whopping 400 pounds.
Darrin Paulo, is a Junior who plays left tackle who starts at 6’6 and weighs in at 320 pounds.
Errick Dennis is a Senior center who stands at 6’3 and weighs in around 300 pounds.
Soape Tupou is a Sophomore right tackle who stands at 6’4 and weighs in around 300 pounds.
I’ve looked up some stuff on their high school and found out that they are actually looking at another playoff run. This front line weighs as much as the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders offensive line and outweighs the Trojans starting line.
With the size this team has on the offensive front, there should be no reason why teams are getting to their quarterback or why their running back can’t average over 8-9 yards per carry. I haven’t checked on the stats for the remainder of the team, but the Pacers currently sit at 4-2 right now.
Back in the 1980’s the Pacers were a team to be feared, but they didn’t have one 300 pound player in that decade. Now they have a handful of them and so far it’s paying off.
With the size and talent these kids have, they should be on their way to joining schools in the PAC 12 as I imagine they would like to stay somewhat close to home.
Hopefully their team broadcasts over the internet like my high school does, because I’m very interested in watching these big guys play.
What I wouldn’t give to be able to coach this group of young men. These guys will be in the National Football League.
[H/T/: Bleacher Report]