Nate Newton’s girth was one of John Madden’s favorite topics to discuss.
Most NFL fans from the 1990s should remember nasty Nate Newton, who helped anchor the Dallas Cowboys offensive line for more than a decade, including their three Super Bowl titles during that era. If you don’t remember him, Newton was frequently a target of color analyst John Madden’s telestrator, with Madden often circling Newton’s posterior.
But even more than a decade after retirement, Newton tipped the scales at over 400 pounds.
NFL weight: 318 pounds
Rookie year: 1986
The source of endless fat jokes lost nearly 1/3rd of his playing weight.
Newton would undergo surgery to have roughly 75% of his stomach removed. Barely six months after the surgery, he had lost 175 pounds, dropping him down to 225 pounds, making him almost recognizable from the guy who lined up for the Cowboys for over a decade.
Heaviest: 400 pounds
New weight: 225 pounds
Weight loss: 175 pounds