Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/25/12
Lawrence Vickers knows he is a rare breed. In prior decades, it would not be uncommon for an NFL team to carry two fullbacks. Now, some clubs such as the Detroit Lions don't have even one on their 53-man roster, as H-backs and sixth offensive linemen fill blocking roles. Vickers, though, has that job with the Dallas Cowboys because the franchise is committed to the position -- and, during a seven-year NFL career, he's proved one of the best who plays it. As he prepared for the FOX America's Game of the Week against the visiting New York Giants (4:25 p.m. ET Sunday), Vickers spoke with FOXSports.com about the state of fullbacks in the league, the art of playing the position, joining the Cowboys in the offseason and dealing with anaphylaxis. Yes, anaphylaxis. Vickers is allergic to ant bites. Q: What does it feel like to be part of what has become an exclusive club of fullbacks who are left in the league? Vickers: "I think it's a blessing. It's becoming an extinct position. It's...
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