, why are you pretending @hawkfan68
's post supports your point? His list is of players who are NOT
in the Hall of Fame.
If "as best [you] recall," the list is what you saw in @hawkfan68
's post then your "research" did not show what you previously claimed it did. Specifically, you have said
However, as @hawkfan68
himself said, his list is of players who are NOT
in the Hall of Fame.
presented a list of 19 players, 17 of which are the ones the Pro Football Hall of Fame's web site says are the 17 DTs in the Hall of Fame. The highest weight on that list was 311 pounds, only three of them were over 300, and the average was way below 300.
When the heaviest DT in the Hall of fame had a listed weight of 311 pounds, it's pretty hard to end up with an average weight of 334. Maybe when you calculated the average, you got the number of players wrong and divided by a number that was too small by one or two or something. For example, let's say you took the 17 players listed on the Hall of Fame's web site and added up all their listed weights, but then divided by 15 instead of 17. Then you'd end up with a number higher than the actual average.
But there are no DTs in the Hall of Fame with listed weights above 311 pounds, and only three have weights over 300. So your assertion that it's a "fact" that nose tackles in the Hall of Fame average 334 pounds is false.
I checked whether maybe some players in the Hall of Fame were listed with position "NT" instead of "DT," and that was not the issue. On the Hall of Fame's site, only Klecko is listed as an NT, and he's also among the 17 players listed as DTs. What about players listed as DE/DT? There are three: Dan Hampton, Richard Seymour, and Bryant Young. Their weights are listed as 264, 310, and 317 respectively. Two of them would thus be up near the top end of the list ordered by weights if we add them to @CostaRicaHawk
's list, but there's no way to get an average of 334 lbs if the heaviest player on the list has a weight of 317 lbs. I checked the weights @CostaRicaHawk
presented, and they appear to check out. Having eliminated those possibilities, I can't come up with any reason you'd get an average weight of 334 for HoF DTs other than if you messed up the calculation. I think you messed up the calculation.