Roger Brown was perhaps the biggest offensive linemen of his era
Roger Brown played as a defensive tackle with the Lions and Rams throughout the 1960’s and is well known for being one of the first players in the NFL to eclipse 300 pounds. He eventually reached 450 pounds before a health scare convinced him that he needed to lose weight.
NFL weight: 300 pounds
Rookie year: 1960
Brown lost more weight than most people will ever weight in their entire life.
It wasn’t easy, but Brown was able to lose over 200 pounds, getting himself down to about 227 pounds. He’s now in his 80’s and a successful businessman.
Heaviest: 450 pounds
New weight: 227 pounds
Weight loss: 223 pounds