He wasn’t called the “Hefty Lefty” for no reason.
Jared Lorenzen, a former star at quarterback for Kentucky before going onto being a backup in the NFL for five season, has always been a heavy guy, even during his playing days, but he had finally reached a point in 2017 when he said enough.
Exceeding more than 500 pounds at the time, Lorenzen decided to start a diet and working out to lose the weight. The result? He has lost 100 pounds in a year. He credits the help of others with him achieving the loss.
“If you’re doing it by yourself, it’s difficult,” Lorezen told USA Today. “And if you get people out there to help you, it’s fortunate.”
Starting in 41 games from 2000-03 for Kentucky, Lorenzen threw for 10,354 yards and 78 touchdowns while rushing for 12 more scores. Always a fan favorite, Lorenzen’s ability to fight off tackles with his bulky body was always entertaining.
Now, he is hoping to lose even more weight this year, with a diet that consists of one thing on a normal basis.
“A whole lot of rotisserie chicken,” Lorenzen said.