If you thought William "Refrigerator" Perry was big, wait until you get a load of "House."
John Taylor, a minor league football player in central Pennsylvania who fittingly goes by the nickname "House," just may be the biggest football player ever. He stands 6-foot-11 and weighs 500 pounds.
How big is Taylor? Too big. In fact, he told WHPTV that he was scouted by an NFL team while in college at Virginia Union, but he was deemed too large. The 35-year-old wears a 6XL jersey for the Central Penn Piranha and plays on the defensive line.
For reference, Perry was 6-foot-2 and about 330 pounds during his playing days. Aaron Gibson, a former first-round pick by the Detroit Lions, is considered to be the heaviest man to play the sport professionally. He stood 6-foot-6 and weighed 410 pounds.
While Taylor plays sparingly for the Piranha, his task is simply to take up space.
"Don't run my way; pretty much that's what I do (on defense)," Taylor said.
As it turns out, 10 years ago a New Jersey high schooler named Reny Nunes was 6-foot-10 and weighed 530 pounds. So Taylor has Nunes beat by one inch and Nunes has Taylor beat by 30 pounds. Call it a tie.
(H/T to Deadspin)