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Chiefs Defensive Lineman Dontari Poe Scores Heaviest Rushing Touchdown in NFL History (Video)
JJ Watt isn’t the only defensive player in the NFL who can score touchdowns. On Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Dontari Poe scored a one-yard rushing touchdown against the San Diego Chargers. And in doing so, he broke a 30-year-old NFL record set by Chicago Bears legend William “Refrigerator” Perry.
Dontari Poe ran for a TD. At 346 pounds, Poe surpasses Refrigerator Perry (335) as the heaviest player ever to run for a TD. (Via @pfref)
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) November 22, 2015
Poe’s record-breaking touchdown came late in the first quarter. The Chiefs had a fourth down at the Chargers’ one-yard line, so Andy Reid took a page out of Mike Ditka‘s playbook and called for Poe, who is seldom-used on the defensive side of the ball but possesses incredible speed for a guy who’s just a few porter houses short of 350 pounds.
The result was this:
Of course, while Dontari may have broken the NFL record for heaviest touchdown, the Fridge still has the edge in two statistical categories: career rushing touchdowns (2), and heaviest player to score a rushing touchdown in a Superbowl…
Good luck breaking that one, Mr. Poe.
Hat Tip – [Fox Sports]