Mike Golic played on the great Philadelphia Eagles’ defense of the early 1990’s
And underrated cog in the great Philadelphia Eagles’ defenses of the late 1980’s/early 1990’s, Mike Golic played for four different NFL teams (including the Eagles) during his 8-year NFL career. However, Golic is far more well known for his efforts in his post-playing days, as a member of ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” radio team for 17 years.
NFL weight: 274 pounds
Rookie year: 1986
Golic took Dan Marino’s advice about joining Nutrisystem, and lost 51 lbs through the program
After he measured in at 313 lbs in a physical examination, Golic — who was already a type 2 diabetic — was scared into making a change for the better. After a conversation with Nutrisystem frontman (and fellow NFL alumnus) Dan Marino, Golic joined the well-known and lost 51 lbs by mostly focusing on controlling what he ate, and how much of it he ate.
Heaviest: 313 pounds
New weight: 262 pounds
Weight loss: 51 pounds
Now that you’ve seen 20 former NFL players who have made incredible weight loss transformations, we’d like to share a handful of players who could afford to spend a little more time at the gym. Without further delay, here is a look at some of the (least) physically fit NFL players in recent memory.
5. Eddie Lacy
There’s no player in recent NFL memory who’s been the butt of more “fat jokes” than Eddie Lacy, and rightfully so. After running for more than 1,100 yards in each of his first season, Lacy didn’t let his success go to his head; rather, he let it go to his stomach.
His production steadily dropped over the next two years, prompting his head coach — Mike McCarthy — to openly state he needed to lose weight; at one point, he reportedly weighed as much as 270lbs.
Fans of opposing NFC North teams had a field day with Lacy when he was in Green Bay, as he routinely used to tweet about being hungry and/or craving “China food.”