One of the great gifts football provides is seeing really big men do things their bodies aren't meant to do.
Northwestern added a new layer to the hilarity at the end of a recent spring practice. The Wildcats had their offensive and defensive linemen participate in a JUGS machine challenge, which required them to catch the ball like punt and kickoff returners.
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One of the first clips shows starting center Brandon Vitabile, who checks in at 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds, stumbling badly in an attempt. Defensive linemen like C.J. Robbins (6-5, 275) didn't fare much better.
The competition comes down to defensive end Tyler Scott (6-4, 265) and guard Brian Mulroe (6-4, 295), who actually made catches in the prelims. After a prolonged sudden-death period that features some catches and flops, Scott, who displays decent form, emerges as the victor when he beats Mulroe for a jump ball.
Venric Mark, the team's top return man, shouldn't have to worry about losing his job.