Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 2/7/13

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 12: Vince Wilfork 75 of the New England Patriots watches the action from the sidelines during the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium on August 12, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Vince Wilfork is a big dude, but it can be argued that no defensive player in the NFL is a better athlete in relation to his size than the New England Patriots' man in the middle.Wilfork, a 31-year-old, 325-plus pound defensive tackle who has been in the pro game for a decade, has spent more time on the field over the past two years than any other defensive lineman in the league. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Wilfork has taken 2,214 snaps through the 2011-12 regular seasons and playoffs. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has amassed a second-most 2,191 snaps in that timeframe.But it's not just Wilfork's workload that defines him as an athletic big man. He force three fumbles and recovered six over the past two seasons. In that span, Wilfork has also defensed 11 passes and grabbed two interceptions.Via ESPN stats, Wilfork has nine sacks and 12 "stuffs" in the last two regular seasons and postseasons combined.Short story shorter, Wilfork is an incredibly importa...
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