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25 Biggest College Football Players of 2013

Alex CallosCorrespondent IJune 26, 2013

25 Biggest College Football Players of 2013

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    College football players come in all shapes and sizes.

    In some cases, it certainly pays to be a little larger when it comes to football

    This group of 25 players all weigh over 320 pounds, but the biggest player is not just the one who tops the scales, but the player with the highest body mass index, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

    Here are the biggest players in college football as the 2013 season quickly approaches.

    *Players considered are all from BCS programs

    *All heights and weights are according to official team websites

Honorable Mentions

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    Here are five players who just missed out making the list.

    Ngalu Fusimalohi (Kansas)-Height: 6'2", Weight: 324, BMI: 41.6

    Beau Allen (Wisconsin)-Height: 6'3", Weight: 333, BMI: 41.6 

    Sam Shirley (Washington)-Height: 6'2", Weight: 325, BMI: 41.7

    Derrick Wilson (Ole Miss)- Height: 6'2", Weight: 326, BMI: 41.9

    Ryan Sloan (Syracuse)- Height: 6'2", Weight: 326, BMI: 41.9

No. 25 Justin Bell, Ole Miss

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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 335

    BMI: 41.9

    Starting off the list is Ole Miss sophomore offensive lineman Justin Bell. Bell saw limited action last season as a freshman, and should play a larger part in 2013.

    He is versatile enough to play either guard position, and also saw action on special teams in 2012.

    Bell redshirted in 2011. He will be entering his third season in the program.

No. 24 Gregory Clark, Tennessee

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    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 327

    BMI: 42.0

    Gregory Clark is a third-year sophomore at Tennessee. Last season as a redshirt freshman he totaled 34 stops from his defensive tackle position.

    He also had nine tackles for loss during the year.

    He is what many would consider a space-eater. There is no question that the Vols defense will be hard to run on this season with this guy clogging the middle.

No. 24 Robert Hollis, Oklahoma

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    Height: 6'4"

    Weight: 345

    BMI: 42.0

    When it comes to offensive linemen, there are fewer in the country with more size than Robert Hollis from Oklahoma.

    The redshirt sophomore is one of the largest at his position, and even though he was not highly-regarded coming out of high school a few years ago, he could make an impact over the next few seasons.

    One way or another, this guy is a load up front.

No. 22 Justin Addie, Oregon State

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    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 329

    BMI: 42.2

    Justin Addie is yet another redshirt sophomore offensive lineman who should continue to see more action over the next few years.

    He is not as tall as a lot of other offensive linemen, but makes up for it with his size.

    Expect this guy to continue to develop along the Cowboys offensive line.

No. 22 Bill Davis, Kentucky

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    College football players come in all shapes and sizes.

    In some cases, it certainly pays to be a little larger when it comes to football

    This group of 25 players all weigh over 320 pounds, but the biggest player is not just the one who tops the scales, but the player with the highest body mass index, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

    Here are the biggest players in college football as the 2013 season quickly approaches.

    *Players considered are all from BCS programs

    *All heights and weights are according to official team websites

No. 22 Evan Bumgarner-North Carolina State

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    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 329

    BMI: 42.2

    When it comes to larger athletes, redshirt sophomores seem to be the place to look.

    North Carolina State offensive tackle Evan Bumgarner is the latest. He is not the only Wolfpack member to make the list, and is the exact same size as the previous three names on the list.

    No question that the Wolfpack are going to be huge up front in 2013 and beyond.

No. 22 Mo Latu, Arizona State

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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 338

    BMI: 42.2

    Mo Latu is a redshirt sophomore at Arizona State who saw action in 12 games last season.

    Coming into college, he had the talent to play on either side of the ball, and was one of the best centers in the recruiting class.

    He is considered to have excellent size and strength. No question he will be a factor over the next few years for the Sun Devils.

No. 22. LaQuan McGowan, Baylor

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    Height: 6'7"

    Weight: 375

    BMI: 42.2

    This redshirt sophomore has yet to see the field for Baylor, but when he does, he will be the heaviest player in the Big 12, and one of the five biggest in the country.

    He is 6'7", so his BMI is not quite as high as a lot of other players on the list.

    McGowan is an offensive lineman who dressed for four games last season, but did not see action in any of them.

No. 17 Bryce Douglas, Illinois

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    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 330

    BMI 42.4

    Bryce Douglas is one of the younger players on the list. He was a true freshman last season, but is already up to 330 pounds.

    He could even put on a few more pounds over the next few years, and be even higher on the list.

    Douglas is a talented defensive tackle, whose father also played for the Fighting Illini some years ago.


No. 16 Micah Anderson, Central Florida

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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 341

    BMI: 42.6

    Micah Anderson is also a very young player. Even though he has been blessed with some tremendous size, both vertically and horizontally, he redshirted last season as a freshman at Central Florida.

    The big man is a defensive lineman who will likely see playing time along the interior of the line over the next few years.

    He will be one of the largest players in the new American Athletic Conference next season.

No. 16 Spencer Region, Clemson

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    Height: 6'4"

    Weight: 350

    BMI: 42.6

    Spencer Region is a redshirt sophomore offensive guard who is never undersized, no matter who he is going against.

    He was one of the top recruits in the Clemson 2011 class before redshirting during his first year on campus.

    Needless to say, this kid has a little bit of a belly on him. But, that is not necessarily a bad thing.

No. 14 Tui Crichton, BYU

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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 343

    BMI: 42.9

    Last season this freshman lineman saw action on both sides of the ball. He played in eight games and recorded one tackle on the season.

    Crichton might be better suited for the defensive line, but is talented enough to transition over to the other side of the ball.

    He should continue to improve, and will be a force for the Cougars down the road.


No. 13 Allan Carson, Tennesse

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    Height: 6'1"

    Weight: 326

    BMI: 43.0

    This redshirt sophomore played in five games as a true freshman, but sat out during his sophomore season in 2012.

    He is a large defensive lineman, who will eat up as much space up the middle as almost anybody in the country.

    Carson is joined in the middle by Gregory Hill who also made the list.

    No doubt that combination is the fattest in all of college football.

No. 13 D.J. Reader, Clemson

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    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 335

    BMI: 43.0

    D.J. Reader is the second of three Clemson players on the list. The defensive tackle is only a freshman in 2013 after redshirting last year. 

    He has excellent quickness and athleticism considering how large he is. No doubt he is going to put that to good use, beginning in 2013. 

    No question his presence will be felt for the Tigers over the next four years.

    Reader also doubles as a baseball player, proving just how athletic he really is.

No. 13 Matt Cochran, California

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    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 335

    BMI: 43.0

    California is one of the larger teams in the country, with five players weighing 325 pounds or more. Offensive lineman Matt Cochran is the first of two players to make the list.

    Cochran redshirted last year as a true freshman, and should battle for playing time as early as the 2013 season.

    He is not the only large offensive lineman starring for the Golden Bears this season.

No. 10 Jerome Maybank, Clemson

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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 345

    BMI: 43.1

    The third Clemson player on the list is defensive tackle Jerome Maybank. The redshirt sophomore certainly knows how to fill up the middle of the field with the sheer size he was blessed with. 

    Maybank looks absolutely massive in those shoulder pads. He was originally recruited as an offensive lineman, but was then moved to the other side of the ball.

    No question, this is a guy that people might not want to mess with.

No. 9 Will Ash, Kansas State

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    College football players come in all shapes and sizes.

    In some cases, it certainly pays to be a little larger when it comes to football

    This group of 25 players all weigh over 320 pounds, but the biggest player is not just the one who tops the scales, but the player with the highest body mass index, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

    Here are the biggest players in college football as the 2013 season quickly approaches.

    *Players considered are all from BCS programs

    *All heights and weights are according to official team websites

No. 8 Ray Gervasi, Arkansas

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    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 339

    BMI: 43.5

    This large center has put on plenty of weight since his arrival on campus back in 2010.

    The redshirt junior has yet to see any action on the field, but has gained over 30 pounds over the past three years.

    He will try to work his way into the rotation in 2013.

No. 7 Viliami Moala, California

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    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 340

    BMI: 43.6

    The second Cal player to make the list is defensive lineman Viliami Moala.

    Moala might be the most talented player on the entire list. He played in every game as a true freshman in 2011, and last season he was even more productive.

    In 2013, he will be entering his junior season and will be counted on heavily along the defensive line.

No. 6 Carlos Lozano, Utah

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    Height: 6'6"

    Weight: 380

    BMI: 43.9

    Offensive lineman Carlos Lozano is a junior college player who redshirted last season for Utah.

    He has as much experience as nearly anybody on the list, and there is only one player in college football who carries more weight than this guy.

    Lozano is likely to be the backup left tackle this season for the Utes, but if he gets on the field, he will be a load for anybody to handle.

No. 5 Brandon Hill, Alabama

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    Height: 6'6"

    Weight: 385

    BMI: 44.5

    Alabama offensive tackle Brandon Hill is the heaviest player on any BCS team. Even though he is the heaviest, he does not top the list, but does crack the top five.

    Hill was one of the top recruits in the country in 2012, before spending a year at prep school, and might remind Crimson Tide fans of Andre Smith.

    He has a wealth of talent, even with that size. With some notable graduations along the offensive line, it is not out of the question to see Hill get on the field this year. That might not be in a starting role, but he has a chance to contribute.

No. 4 Ja'Braylin Thoma, Houston

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    Height: 6'5"

    Weight: 378

    BMI: 44.8

    There are only a few players in the country heavier than Ja'Braylin Thomas of Houston.

    The freshman offensive lineman has yet to take a snap at the college level, but he has put on a lot of weight since his high school days.

    Whether or not that is a good thing remains to be seen.

No. 3 DeMarcus Hodge, Arkansas

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    Height: 6'1"

    Weight: 340

    BMI: 44.9

    Arkansas redshirt sophomore defensive tackle DeMarcus Hodge saw limited action last season, participating in three games.

    He is one of a few big boys on the Arkansas roster, and should see his playing time increase dramatically over the next few years.

    Look for this guy to be a force in the SEC over the next three years.

No. 2 Mister Cobble, Kentucky

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    Height: 6'0"

    Weight: 340

    BMI: 46.1

    Mister Cobble is one of the most experienced players on the list. The big senior defensive tackle, might not have a lot when it comes to height, but makes up for it with his size.

    He has slowly worked his way up the depth chart. After redshirting in 2009, he started in four games last season as a junior.

    Cobble will likely be a starter at defensive tackle for all of 2013 and contribute even more with his size and strength.

No. 1 Taylor Griswold, North Carolina State

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    Height: 6'0"

    Weight: 345

    BMI: 46.8

    Topping the list is North Carolina State center Taylor Griswold. Griswold is one of two Wolfpack offensive linemen to make the list. 

    He will be a junior this season.

    No doubt he has a lot of size and helps give North Carolina State one of the bulkiest offensive lines in all of college football.

     

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