Joe Thomas during his playing days with the Cleveland Browns.
Joe Thomas will go down one of the best left tackles the NFL has ever known, after being selected to 10 consecutive Pro Bowls. He had a near-perfect blend of size and mobility, not to mention the longevity to play more than 10,000 consecutive snaps until getting hurt in his final season in 2017.
NFL weight: 312
Rookie year: 2007
Thomas, now an analyst for the NFL Network, dropped 50 pounds in nine months.
Thomas weighed in before the draft at 312 pounds and spent much of his NFL career around the same weight. Yet, it took Thomas less than nine months after his final NFL game to lose 50 pounds. When asked how he did it, he chuckled and said, “You just don’t eat until you feel like you’re gonna throw up at every meal and all of a sudden the weight falls right off.”
Heaviest: 312 pounds
New weight: 262 pounds
Weight loss: 50 pounds