Minnesota’s 6-Foot-9 OT Daniel Faalele Just Scored The Heaviest TD In College Football History

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Minnesota’s offensive line is absolutely massive. The Gophers’ starting five averages a weight of 334 pounds and four out of five stand 6-foot-5 or taller.

They are huge.

Of the five Big Uglies, right tackle Daniel Faalele is the largest. He is 6-foot-9, 379 pounds and his story is awesome.

The 22-year-old senior is from Melbourne, Australia and played only one year of high school football. He played rugby and basketball growing up and was discovered by a coach at the University of Hawaii while he was scouting players down under.

Faalele participated in a local satellite camp that was run by Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and drew interest from multiple D-I programs. Among them Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Minnesota.

After learning the sport in 2016, Faalele was recruited to play football at IMG Academy. He was a starter on an undefeated team in his first and only year, invited to the Under Armour All-America Game and listed as a four-star prospect.

Now, four years later, he is an integral part of a massive unit at Minnesota.

During Tuesday night’s Guaranteed Rate Bowl, Faalele got a taste of the skill position life. On 1st-and-goal from the two-yard-line, Faalele lined up in the huddle as he normally would.

However, after breaking the huddle, he lined up at fullback. West Virginia panicked and called a timeout.

But Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck didn’t care. He gave the ball right back to Faalele, who scored the thiccest thicc-six in college football history.

Isn’t it beautiful?

During Minnesota’s 2019 spring game, the Golden Gophers practiced this play and Faalele found the end zone.

And then, this past spring, Faalele dropped a dime. He threw a touchdown on a direct-snap, fake draw, jump pass. It was Tim Tebow-esque, but a lot bigger.

On Tuesday, Faalele scored his first regular season touchdown. What a way to go out!

Row. The. Boat.