How NFL Players Lost Weight After Retiring and Became Unrecognizable

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He is now an analyst for the NFL Network and it it took less than nine months after his final NFL game to lose 50 pounds. When asked how he did it, he chuckled and said, “You just don’t eat until you feel like you’re gonna throw up at every meal and all of a sudden the weight falls right off.”

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

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Source: NFL Network

8-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Marshall Yanda played his final NFL game at 312 pounds, retiring after the 2019 season and 13 years in the league, all with the Baltimore Ravens.

Marshal Yanda



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Five months after retiring, Yanda was down to 248 pounds by working out and eating less, telling “The Pat McAfee Show,” “I didn’t really realize it at the time how much I was doing to keep that weight on, but obviously, it has come off really fast, and shoot, I feel so much better.”

Marshal Yanda




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David Pollack weighed as much as 297 pounds as a defensive lineman in college, and he last played in the NFL in 2006 as a 260-pound linebacker for the Bengals.

David Pollack

David Pollack

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David Carter was a 300-pound defensive lineman for the Cardinals and Cowboys.

David Carter

David Carter

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Carter lost 40 pounds in 6 weeks after becoming a vegan and is now a model.

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Source: Independent

Brad Culpepper (No. 77) was a 275-pound defensive tackle for three different teams and retired after the 2000 season.

Brad Culpepper

Brad Culpepper

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Source: @monicaculpepper

Here is Brad Culpepper with his wife on the show “Survivor.” He says it was pretty easy to lose 80 pounds because he simply stopped eating all the extra food needed to maintain his playing weight.

Brad and Monica Culpepper



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Source: sptimes.com

Will Montgomery was a 305-pound offensive lineman with a size 42 waist who played for 5 teams in 9 seasons.

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Will Montgomery

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Montgomery now weighs 225 pounds — his lowest weight since high school — and has a 34-inch waist. He did it by cutting out sugars, no longer eating pasta and bread, and drinking more red wine and less beer (Montgomery is on the left).

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Source: Washington Post

Mike Golic played for 3 teams in 8 seasons, most famously as a defensive tackle for the dominant Eagles’ defense of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was listed at 280 pounds during his career.

Mike Golic



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Alan Faneca was a 320-pound offensive lineman for the Steelers, Jets, and Cardinals, and he last played in 2010.

Alan Faneca

Alan Faneca

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Nick Hardwick was a 300-pound center for the San Diego Chargers who retired after the 2014 season. He said he had to eat “lots of ice cream, burritos, pizza” and “whatever else [he] could get [his] hands on” to maintain his size.

Nick Hardwick

Nick Hardwick

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After retiring, Matt Birk lost 75 pounds after joining Body By ViSalus, a company dedicated to ending obesity, and Birk is now a model.

Matt Birk



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SOURCE: Challenge.com

Tony Bergstrom, an offensive lineman who has played for 5 teams in 10 years hasn’t retired yet, but already has a plan for when he does.

Tony Bergstrom

Tony Bergstrom

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Bergstrom told WaPo: “I have the diet plan already written out. Offensive linemen go one of two ways: You either balloon up or you shrink to nothing. I’d rather shrink to nothing. Three months later, you’ll see a whole different person. I’ll come walking in and you’ll be like, I don’t know who that is.”


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