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Stephen Paea is a freak.

At the NFL combine this weekend, the Oregon State defensive tackle lifted 225 pounds, 49 times.

That’s 11,025 total pounds.

He basically lifted a full-grown elephant.

And he didn’t even have to use anchor arms to do it!

Albeit, since his chest probably sticks out farther than any human being’s ever should, he didn’t have to lower the bar as far down.

Paea is projected to go somewhere in the late first to the early second round, but based on his mammoth performance, I’d say his stock is rising swiftly.

What NFL team wouldn’t want him?

He’s got long flowing hair, a sign of greatness in the pros these days.

He was the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.

And if nothing else, he could always be used to try to intimidate the owners into caving on the new collective bargaining agreement.

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