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Everyone remembers Leonard Weaver right? He was the fullback the Eagles signed from the Seahawks, he was a leader and a playmaker in 2009. He was a first-team All-Pro.
Of course you remember. Leonard Weaver was a unique player, and was a great fit for the offense. He was injured on his first play in 2010. It ended his career. Shortly after, a little thing named Michael Vick happened.
With the season Vick had, it almost seems like everyone forgot Weaver.
In 2009, he rushed the ball 70 times for 323 yards, a 4.6 average and two touchdowns. He also caught 15 passes for 140 yards and two more scores.
What made Weaver so great with the Eagles was his history as a tight end. At 6’0″ and 251 pounds, he didn’t have the size to be an NFL tight end. But he brought his hands and blocking ability with him to the fullback position.
He also brought very nimble feet that allowed him to have a long rush of 41 yards and a long reception of 59. Weaver was a fullback who was...