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Weight loss proves beneficial for Gators' Trenton Brown



A double-digit weight loss is turning out to be a good thing for Gators OL Trenton Brown.

The junior college transfer has lost more than 15 pounds and is currently battling with Tyler Moore for the starting right tackle position.

He looks much different - and it's showing in his play, he said.

"Right now, I’m about 24 percent body fat," Brown said.

How much of that is due to  a change in eating habits?

"A lot," said Brown, who's now listed at 350 pounds. "As you know, I’ve said before I used to eat Zaxby’s like every day."

Brown admits he struggled on the line in his first season of SEC play last year, saying it was tough to grasp the offense.

"After those first couple games I saw I wasn't playing and I wasn't really getting a grasp of the offense because it was a lot," he said. "I really did want to redshirt but they needed me to play, so I played and tried to make the best of it."

Brown said he - and the rest of his teammates - grasped new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper's offense fairly well this past spring and are now perfecting it in fall camp.

"It's a lot easier to pick up," Brown said. "It's not too much thinking to be done. It's all basics. So they call this and you know what you got. You know who you comboing with. It's easy. Not to much to think about. You just play fast."


[Last modified: Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:03pm]


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