Vince Wilfork is a big dude, so he probably shouldn’t be squeezing through tight spots. Unfortunately, the Pro Bowl defensive tackle learned this lesson the hard way.
Former Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light told a story this week on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher and Rich” about a time he went hunting with Wilfork, a former teammate who spent 11 seasons in New England before joining the Houston Texans. The guys reached a point during the trip where they needed to crawl under a fence — climbing it wasn’t an option, for whatever reason — and it went pretty much how you’d expect it to go for someone who’s listed at 6-foot-2, 325 pounds.
“I’ll never forget when Big Vince was with me and we were down in Rhode Island and we had to go under a fence because we couldn’t go over it and he got high-centered under the fence,” Light said. “Probably one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen was his front end kind of, you know, clawing at the ground and his back end, the legs were kicking. I mean, it was pretty comical.
“I’m not sure that I’ve ever told (the story),” he added. “I’m not even sure why I just remembered that. But it was an amazing moment.”
It sure sounds like it. If only there were cameras there to capture the hilarity.
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