Brad Culpepper was a member of the great Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defenses of the 2000’s.
Brad Culpepper played nine seasons in the NFL, weighing in around 275-280 pounds, which would have been light for a defensive tackle nowadays. But if that’s considered “light,” check out what he looked like after retiring.
NFL weight: 275 pounds
Rookie year: 1992
With the help of a good diet and a reality television appearance, Culpepper looks like a totally different person.
Once his playing days were over, Culpepper was able to lose 80 pounds. He says he cut out extra eating and also went heavy on the cardio with running and work on a stationary bike.
Also, you may remember seeing the slimmed-down version of Culpepper on a couple seasons of Survivor. Of course, going on that show is also a good way to lose a little weight.
Heaviest: 275 pounds
New weight: 195 pounds
Weight loss: 80 pounds