Marcus Spears played for almost a decade with the Dallas Cowboys
Marcus Spears spent nine years as a defensive end in the NFL who weighed in at around 315 pounds. After calling it quits in 2013, he started to gain weight, getting all the way up to 370 pounds. It was actually a chance encounter with former coach Bill Parcells that inspired Spears to lose some weight.
NFL weight: 315 pounds
Rookie year: 2005
Spears’ took his old coaches advice and made life-altering changes.
Parcells, as blunt as ever, talked to Spears about his weight and health. After that, Spears started doing cardio like a madman, helping him lose over 100 pounds. Spears and his slimmed-down appearance can now be found on the SEC Network.
Heaviest: 370 pounds
New weight: 245 pounds
Weight loss: 125 pounds