As fans, we recognize that football players are usually larger than life figures. Even small-time college players with no hope of playing in the NFL are far bigger than the average person. In the off season, players put a lot of work in, both eating and lifting, to get as big and strong as possible without losing their mobility and athleticism. It’s really quite extraordinary.
But what happens when NFL players retire and become normal people? It doesn’t take a doctor to realize that it’s not exactly healthy to live out the rest of your life in excess of 300 pounds. Let’s take a look at what some former NFL players did once they retired to lose weight as they adjust to life after football. Some players on this list dropped more than 100 pounds after retiring!