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‘Hefty Lefty’ Jared Lorenzen’s story takes unfortunate turn

- February 10th, 2014

Last week I blogged about how much Internet love former New York Giants backup quarterback Jared Lorenzen was getting.

Yeah, video of the 320-pound QB chuckin’ passes for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Continental Indoor Football League went viral, which clearly proves a guy that size playing that position is something web surfers are interested in seeing.

Well, Lorenzen lovers, I’ve got some bad news.

No, the Pillsbury Throwboy, AKA the Hefty Lefty, hasn’t decided to go back to his rather svelte NFL playing weight of 260 pounds. Those of us with a few extra pounds around the waistline still have our inspirational poster boy.

Rather, Lorenzen needs surgery to repair a broken leg and will likely miss the rest of the CIFL season. Lorenzen, who backed up Eli Manning when the Giants won the Super Bowl in 2007, broke his right leg when he was tackled low during Sunday’s game against the Erie Explosion.

Too bad for the big fella.

Would have been fun to watch him play this season. It’s not every day you get to see a guy the size of a typical NFL offensive lineman scramble for his life in the pocket.

 

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