Tampa Bay Bucs defensive tackle Vita Vea weighs 347 pounds . . . pre-Thanksgiving . . . and on Sunday, he became the heaviest player in NFL history to score a touchdown.
It was a designed play.Vea lined up in the backfield as the fullback, which is an eligible receiver.But instead of being a blocker, he ran to the goal line completely untouched to catch a one-yard pass from quarterback Jameis Winston.
Usually when a bigger dude rambles in for a TD, he's a defensive lineman who got the ball on a turnover, but this was an offensive score.The previous record holder was a defensive player named Dontari Poe, who did it in 2015 at 346 pounds.