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Caption This!: You Can’t Teach That Kind Of Size

SB Nation logo SB Nation 7/7/2020 Bryan H. Stabbe
Joe Theismann, Andre the Giant posing for a photo © Photo by Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

When it comes to legends who have suited up in the Burgundy and Gold, particularly from the Super Bowl era, three common traits come to mind: speed, strength, and size.

Well, did you know that at one point, the team who sported the legendary Hogs almost got even bigger? That’s right, as our own Scott Jennings once detailed the front office once considered bringing on 7’4”, 520 lb André René Roussimoff, aka Andre the Giant. While Mr. Giant may not have been the speediest guy in the ring, strength and size were certainly in his wheelhouse.

If you’re unfamiliar with the history behind this monumental move, I highly recommend reading Scott’s piece from 2014 here.

Gimmick or not, the massive Frenchman posed with team signal-caller Joe Theismann before training camp in 1975 for this iconic photo. So... Caption This!


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