A 6-foot-9, 380-pound touchdown for Minnesota’s Daniel Faalele

Minnesota got on the board first in a big way — and we mean a big way — against West Virginia in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on Tuesday

Daniel Faalele is a 6-foot-9, 380-pound left tackle from Melbourne, Australia. In case you were wondering it is 9,395 miles from Minnesota to Melbourne.

However, in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl he lined up at fullback and blasted through the Mountaineers for a touchdown.

It would seem as if Faalele has a future on Sundays if honors mean anything anymore:

HONORS:
All-Big Ten First Team (2021, coaches)
All-Big Ten Third Team (2021, media)

For some background on Faalele went from Down Under to the goal line:

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended IMG Academy in Brandenton, Fla. • wore No. 78 for the Ascenders • helped IMG Academy to an undefeated season in 2017, which was his first season of playing competitive football • anchored an offense that averaged 27.8 points and 177 rushing yards per game • competed in the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game • was at IMG Academy in 2016, but only practiced with the team as he became acclimated to the sport