Shawn Oakman's mid-section became a popular Twitter image this week.Twitter

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. 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. 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:

NancieHans berge‏@NancieHansberge

Ref: Heads or tails?

Shawn Oakman: We'll take the ball

Ref: Yes sir

Steven Burgos‏@Burgenheim

Atheist : "God isn't real"

Shawn Oakman : "What?"

Atheist "Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name."

Wyatt Baker‏@wyatt0118

"Yo how many push-ups can you do?"

Shawn Oakman: "All of them."


@BENGVLTIGER: Shawn Oakman: I hate Crips

Crip: Me too ”

Shawn Oakman‏@lmShawnOakman

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"

Michael Schmidt‏@ImTheSchmidt297

Me: I'm tired of all the Shawn Oakman tweets

Shawn Oakman: No you're not

Me: You right b