Top 10 Biggest Weight Losses In Pro Athlete History
While athletes like Panthers’ Mike Tolbert are shedding the pounds going into NFL training camp, we wanted to highlight the biggest weight losses that professional athletes have undergone both on and off the field, court, or arena.
See the biggest drops of weight in the sports world, and let us know your picks to the biggest weight droppers in the Comment Section below.
*) David Pollack of Cincinatti Bengals – After retiring in ’06, Pollack dropped the pounds after weighing over 260 lbs. in the NFL and is now looking fit & trim as an ESPN analyst for college football games.
— UCF Strength (@UCFStrength) November 21, 2013
*) Brad Culpepper of NFL - Before Culpepper appeared on “Survivor” with his wife, the 270 lb. football player became super fit once he retired back in 2000.
*) Mark Schlereth of NFL - Another ESPN analyst has shed the weight from his professional football years after topping 290 lbs. in the league.
*) Kennedy Meeks of UNC – Ever since he joined the Tar Heel basketball team, Meeks has lost over 50 pounds and has slimmed down to compete in the ACC.
— SB Nation CBB (@SBNationCBB) July 27, 2014
*) Jordan Gross of Carolina Panthers – After retiring once making it to the NFL Playoffs in the 2013-14 season, Gross decided to retire from the team and work on the sidelines as a Panthers special reporter. And while he transitioned to his new job, he lost so far over 70 pounds in his quick weight loss!
Ex-Panthers lineman Jordan Gross then and now. Retirement is somethin’ else. pic.twitter.com/9GurtjZ4E9
— RTRC (@RoadToRadioCity) July 28, 2014
*) Jeff Saturday of Indianapolis Colts - Another example of a NFL Player retiring and losing the weight in order to start broadcasting to national audiences on ESPN.
Like Matt Birk, Jeff Saturday has lost a lot of weight since retiring. No wonder the Broncos couldn’t lure him back. pic.twitter.com/wILRS2gq7q
— David P. Woods (@davidpwoods) August 12, 2013
*) JaMarcus Russell of NFL - Trying to make a comeback in the NFL, JaMarcus shed the weight after ballooning his weight following his departure from the league.
— Pissed Coughlin (@PissedCoughlin) November 27, 2013
— FOX Sports NFL (@NFLonFOX) June 20, 2013
*) Matt Birk of Baltimore Ravens - Former Ravens center Birk shed his weight, over 75 lbs in fact, to start a new job as a male model.
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@cbsbaltimore) October 18, 2013
*) Rex Ryan of New York Jets - This NFL coach has lost a TON of weight while coaching for the NY Jets. So far he’s lost around 130 lbs since he started working out and eating healthier.
Shout out to Jets coach Rex Ryan! His weight loss is awesome pic.twitter.com/vLS78qfpmB
— dstew68ford (@lillatta4) May 7, 2013
*) Antone Davis of NFL - When Davis retired from the NFL, he grew another 140 pounds to a dangerous weight level. But after appearing on “The Biggest Loser,” Davis ended up losing over 200 lbs!
Which athlete looks the best after losing the weight?