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Super Bowl champ QB still throwin’ at 320 pounds

- February 4th, 2014

Ever wondered what happened to Super Bowl-champion quarterback Jared Lorenzen?

Uh, me neither.

Well, anyway, turns out the former New York Giants backup, who won his Super Bowl ring with the Giants in 2008 (backing up Eli Manning), apparently has spent considerable time at the all-you-can-eat buffet spread since being released by the Indianapolis Colts six years ago.

And he’s still playing, albeit in a league none of us have ever heard of, the Continental Indoor Football League (laugh if you must but it has one more team than the CFL).

Lorenzen, dubbed the Hefty Lefty (or Pillsbury Throwboy if you like) during his brief NFL career due to his considerable girth, has, uh, bulked up to 320 pounds since we last saw him in football’s big league.

In case you start thinking he’s totally let himself go, remember he was listed at 260 pounds during his tenure with the Giants. The dude looks like he should be playing left guard for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters, not throwing passes and avoiding sacks (which he nimbly did against the Bluegrass Warhorses).

Just one OL on the River Monsters roster weighs more than Lorenzen — 330-pound tackle Frank Straub. But there he was Monday, lettin’ it all hang out against the Warhorses, going 23-for-37 for 183 yards and three touchdowns. And he looked pretty nimble avoiding the pass rush, too.

That is, nimble for a 320-pounder.

Bottom line: just like his waistline, the legend of Lorenzen, which started during his playing days at the University of Kentucky, continues to swell.

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1 comment

  1. Geoff | February 5, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I’m confused to why this article was written and published. Why are you making fun of someone who is living their dream. What’s wrong with that. Looks like you’re simply pointing and laughing as he’s larger than the average quarterback I’m sure there are better Sport stories you could write about.

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