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21 NFL players who lost a ton of weight in retirement and how they did it

Business Insider Logo By cgaines@businessinsider.com (Cork Gaines) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 44: Marshal Yanda lost 64 pounds in the first four months after retiring from the NFL.Many NFL players lose a ton of weight after retiring, revealing the great and dangerous lengths they go to maintain their oversized bodies.Many of the players below are former offensive linemen and most are nearly unrecognizable.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Former Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl offensive lineman Marshal Yanda is the latest retired football player to lose a ton of weight, dropping 64 pounds in the first four months of his retirement.While many former athletes struggle with weight gain after their careers, some lose a ton of weight, and in many cases, are now nearly unrecognizable.One common theme among many of these players is the position they played. Most of the players below were offensive linemen, suggesting those players do more to push their body weight to an extreme, developing dangerous habits like consuming massive numbers of calories to maintain their playing sizes.Below is a look at 21 players who lost a ton of weight after their careers ended.Read the original article on Business Insider

21 NFL players who lost a ton of weight in retirement and how they did it

Former Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl offensive lineman Marshal Yanda is the latest retired football player to lose a ton of weight, dropping 64 pounds in the first four months of his retirement.

While many former athletes struggle with weight gain after their careers, some lose a ton of weight, and in many cases, are now nearly unrecognizable. One common theme among many of these players is the position they played. Most of the players below were offensive linemen, suggesting those players do more to push their body weight to an extreme, developing dangerous habits like consuming massive numbers of calories to maintain their playing sizes.

Click through the slideshow above for a look at 21 players who lost a ton of weight after their careers ended.

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