Curtis Rouse

American football player

Curtis Lamar Rouse (born July 13, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia) is a former American football offensive lineman who played six seasons in the National Football League with the Minnesota Vikings and the San Diego Chargers. A graduate of Lucy Craft Laney High School in Augusta, Georgia, Rouse attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He played on Chattanooga's 1979 Southern Conference championship team as a sophomore. During his senior year, he was named to the All-Southern Conference team and played in the Senior Bowl. Rouse was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 11th round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He played offensive guard, offensive tackle, and special teams for the Vikings from 1982–1986, including all sixteen games in the 1983, 1984, and 1985 seasons. Released by the Vikings following the 1986 season, he played one final season with the San Diego Chargers in 1987. During his playing career, he was the heaviest player in the NFL at 350 pounds. On August 5, 1997, at age 37, Rouse suffered a massive stroke at his home in Clarksville, Tennessee; his weight had ballooned to almost 500 pounds at the time. He was initially not expected to survive, but as of November 1997, he  ( Wikipedia article )


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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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American football

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