In this era of fantasy-obsessed football fans, defensive players often get overlooked. That is no longer the case with Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman.
Here's what you need to know about Oakman:
1. He is enormous. The D-end is listed as 6-feet, 9 inches tall on Baylor's official website and is a cool 280 pounds.
2. It's because of his mammoth stature that he became something of an Internet sensation on New Year's Day 2015 when he dwarfed Michigan State players on a national stage in the Cotton Bowl.
Folks on Twitter began with some innocent Chuck Norris -like jokes and it quickly spiraled out of control (in a good way). Some of the top Oakman tweets:
Ref: Heads or tails?
Shawn Oakman: We'll take the ball
Ref: Yes sir
Atheist : "God isn't real"
Shawn Oakman : "What?"
Atheist "Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name."
"Yo how many push-ups can you do?"
Shawn Oakman: "All of them."
“@BENGVLTIGER: Shawn Oakman: I hate Crips
Crip: Me too ”
Apollo 13: Houston, we have a problem
Shawn Oakman: no you don't
Apollo 13: you're right, we don't
Nike: "Just do it"
Shawn Oakman: "Don't tell me what to do"
Nike: "Sorry, my bad"
Me: I'm tired of all the Shawn Oakman tweets
Shawn Oakman: No you're not
Me: You right b