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Video of Vita Vea Playing Running Back in High School is Incredible

Jason Schandl
Video of Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman Vita Vea playing running back in high school is incredible.
Video of Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman Vita Vea playing running back in high school is incredible. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defender Vita Vea returned from an ankle injury in the NFC Championship, and while he only played 33 snaps, his impact was clear. Vea and the Bucs' D held the Green Bay Packers to just 67 yards rushing.

At 6-foot-4 and 346 pounds, Vea is obviously an imposing force on the interior of an NFL defensive line. Now imagine trying to tackle him when he was playing running back in high school.

Nobody on this highlight reel stood a chance.

According to MaxPreps.com, Vea ran the ball 47 times in his 2012-13 senior high school season. He turned that workload into 578 yards, averaging an absurd 12.3 per carry and scoring 11 touchdowns. That's one touchdown for every 4.3 rushes.

Teams tend to pull out all the stops in the Super Bowl. With this RB pedigree, it could be an interesting wrinkle if Byron Leftwich and Bruce Arians draw up a goalline play or two for Vea.


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