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September 09, 2002
BIG-HEADED ATHLETES
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September 09, 2002

Body Shop

BIG-HEADED ATHLETES

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When Tyler Money went out for the Edinburgh ( Ind.) High freshman football team last month, he was told he couldn't play because of his sizeā€”his hat size. At age 14 he's 6'1", 285 pounds, but his head measures 26 inches around (a size 8-plus), and the school had no helmet that large. In two weeks, though, equipment maker Riddell is coming out with a new line of extra-large helmets, which are expected to fit him. Here now, is a nod to some of sport's enormous noggins.

a Rangers rookie outfielder Kevin Mench whose nickname is Shrek, wears the biggest cap (size 8) in the majors.

b Though some hockey players are huskier, the Maple Leafs' Tie Domi, barely 5'10 has a head in the size-8 range.

c Bears defensive tackle Ted Washington straps perhaps the biggest helmet in the NFL on to his 25?-inch (8-plus) skull.

d Shoot, the turns at Bristol are tighter than the ones around NASCAR driver Jimmy Spencer's head (7?).

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