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Texans FB Leach's physicality sets him apart

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By Mike Wilkening

Texans FB Vonta Leach's forte is his blocking; he has carried the ball three times in his career, and he's an infrequent target in the passing game. However, his importance to the Texans' running game was not lost on Pro Bowl voters, who voted him onto the team for the first time. "If it's tough, you're going to want Vonta Leach on your side, OK?" Texans RB coach Chick Harris said of Leach. "He's going to man-up for you. He's been able to make the tough blocks, dominate at times. Added Harris, "I think his peers have voted for him because they know what they're going to get is they're going to get (a) full-contact player, a player that will not stop. I think he's one of the best in the league right now." RB Arian Foster, who led the NFL in rushing is happy Leach is getting his due. "He's so physical, and he's good at what he does, and I'm so glad he's finally getting the recognition he deserves," Foster told PFW. 

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