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Diamond in the rough?

You think of NFL fullbacks, and you think of guys who don't get the headlines, don't get into the end zone very often and don't end up receiving the mega-bucks contracts.

But in many offenses, a star running back will insist that his yards and touchdowns belong partly to some big, strong blocker who paved the way for him coming out of the backfield. Remember when Emmitt Smith was enshrined in the Hall of Fame? During his acceptance speech, he made it sound like he never would have cracked the line of scrimmage if not for the blocking of fullback Daryl Johnston...

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