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Fullback Leach has evolved into the league's best bodyguard
Fullback Leach has evolved into the league's best bodyguard

No one would ever question the toughness of new Ravens fullback Vonta Leach these days. Respect for him soars every time he knocks another NFL linebacker to the ground. Yet brawn is only part of the reason why Leach is the league's highest-paid fullback playing right now. For the Coke Machine, a nickname that comes from his compact shape, his journey has always been about believing. Leach never doubted his ability when he was an undrafted rookie out of East Carolina in 2004. He never thought his football career was over when he was cut twice in two weeks in 2006. Every time he got on the field, he shoved around defenders to open holes, making teams take notice of a position that...

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