See How Much Bigger TXHSFB Players Have Gotten Over the Years

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By Matt Wixon

In 1987, Plano became the first school to win back-to-back football titles in Class 5A. The Wildcats had a strong defense and crafty quarterback Steve Needham, but their offensive line was probably the biggest star.

“They should be playing professionally,” Roosevelt coach Willie Dearion said of Plano’s offensive line. “Very seldom do you find linemen with that size.”

Plano’s starting offensive linemen were described as “massive” and “immense” during that season. So how big were they?

They averaged 246 pounds.

Yeah, so a lot has changed in the last three decades. Back in 1987, that was massive, and in 2016, it’s not that big. All 16 of the offensive linemen among SportsDay’s top-100 recruits in the Class of 2017 are bigger than that.

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