Jordan Gross became one of the best linemen in Carolina Panthers’ history.
Jordan Gross had an 11-year career with the Carolina Panthers, making three Pro Bowls and one All-Pro team. He did so while weighing in excess of 300 pounds. But when he retired after the 2013 season, Gross said he was able to start eating ” “like a normal person.”
NFL weight: 305 pounds
Rookie year: 2003
Within one year post-retirement, Gross looks more like a pro golfer than a former football player.
With smart eating and a little bit of exercise (he took up running trails as a hobby), Gross managed to lose nearly 100 pounds by the time he visited Panthers training camp the following August. Even at his old stomping grounds, he was almost unrecognizable at just over 200 pounds.
Heaviest: 305 pounds
New weight: 200 pounds
Weight loss: 105 pounds