After football, linemen can slim down in hurry
The main sports page at Tampabay.com has a story that should be in Tuesday's Times, looking at how former college linemen are able to drop a substantial amount of weight once they're done with their football days.
Two USF linemen in particular are barely recognizable from their playing days -- defensive tackle Lee Roy Selmon Jr. (pictured) who weighed 295 after his final season in 2004, is down to 190 pounds, and offensive tackle Derrick Sarosi, who weighed as much as 335 pounds, dropped down to 225 at one point and is now at 250. There are obvious health benefits to getting down to a more normal weight after there isn't a practical need to carry a bigger body.
I decided to do this story after reading a great feature in Sports Illustrated about a month ago by George Dohrmann, who focused on two offensive linemen from Oregon that dropped a huge amount of weight right after they stopped playing ...
(Times photo by Willie J. Allen Jr.)