When you’re capable of lifting so much weight that your own training staff believes you could be a liability to yourself, that brings being called “strong” to a whole new level. Such is the case for Bengals rookie Andrew Billings, the team’s fourth round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In college, his training staff at Baylor University actually had to put restrictions on him, in terms of how heavy he was allowed to lift. Why would they do that?
Because Billings was strong enough to break a 22-year Texas state high school weightlifting record, by lifting a total of 2,010 pounds (805 squat, 500 bench press, 705 deadlift) — and that was when he was in high school! That 22 year old record was previously held by WWE star Mark Henry, who’s known as “The World’s Strongest Man.”