The man called 'Groot' is trying to become tallest NFL player in more than 40 years (1 Viewer)


By Luke Johnson, | The Times-Picayune

One of the best parts about being Nate Wozniak, according to Nate Wozniak, is the nicknames.

They come easily for the New Orleans Saints' rookie offensive tackle, because it is not often a player comes around who towers over the rest of the large humans on the roster -- and yes, at 6-foot-10, Wozniak's helmet is easy to spot amongst the rest of the trees in the Saints offensive line group.

Wozniak's current favorite nom du jour: Groot, a reference to the large, tree-like character in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" series.

"Some people think I sound like him, too," Wozniak said in his measured baritone voice. "So that's a funny one." ...

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