some sad news at the sports world on July 3rd Jared Lorenzen the former New York Giants quarterback not at the young age of 38 from an acute infection that was complicated by his long-standing heart and kidney problems Jaron was a beloved character in the sports world not only because of his eye popping highlights on the football field but also for being known as one of the most genuine people you could ever hope to meet after officially retiring from professional football back in 2013 after he broke his tibia playing for the River Monsters of the now-defunct north little indoor football league lack of mobility he had during his rehabilitation process coupled with his awful diet constant reaching excess of 500 pounds a number that sounds hardly real finally jared decided enough was enough but he launched the Jarret Lorenzen project back in July of 2017 this project product called his attempts at battling obesity in hopes of building a sense of community among those who shared in his struggle all of this was done with the purpose of inspiring others and raising awareness to the serious threat of obesity his videos drew a lot of attention online and by April of 2018 Lorenzen had already lost over 100 pounds his success and determination were quickly recognized by the brass ESPN May produced an e 60 special on Lorenzen telling his story his PI despite being so personal Lorenzen was never bashful and sacrificed his privacy to provide others with someone to look up to someone to show that they aren't alone in their battles with weight Jared told the e60 crew and the world that despite all the stigmas around his condition it was willing to be the face of obesity to be the one to stand up and say I'm fat and then take it a step further the showcase did the world so that other people could learn what it took to get better and this was something bigger than sports who was Jared Lorenzen well that's a complex question that we're going to try to ask one thing is for certain he was way more than all of the viral clips of him that still circulate on the Internet today he is more than the burly left-handed quarterback rolling out to his left is playing a breathtakingly unexplainable nimbleness and grace who was this ma'am that has been affectionately referred to as the hefty lefty and the Pillsbury throat boy since his days at the University of Kentucky well her stars he was a regular guy a real man of the people he just so happened to possess that level of athleticism especially when you consider his size and lifestyle the brenson stood 6 foot 4 and during the bulk of his playing days weight somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 pounds it's during that he was a football player it wasn't a statue that made him such an entertaining outlier rather his position Lorenzen played quarterback a position that has traditionally been played by people at least 70 pounds lighter than him not only was he built much more like a lineman than a quarterback Lorenzen also threw the ball left-handed which is very uncommon when playing Division one college football and even more so at the NFL level what made all of this more impressive was that he was not just a good locker room guy or a blower fight team mascot he was a pretty damn good quarterback in spite of the war he waged on living a healthy life I mean the guy shattered a number of passing records at the University of Kentucky minister the NFL and even won a Super Bowl ring as a backup with the Giants in 2007 but to really understand Lorenzen we have to look back to before his NFL days and even before his days the University of Kentucky you see Lorenzen grew up in Fort Thomas Kentucky and as he explained nutrition and dieting are just not part of the culture thing in a video he posted through his foundation he talks about his dieting growing up and while it's alarming here's one of his books a lot of our meals growing up were you know what we could put in the microwave Salsbury steaks the lasagnas Kentucky Fried Chicken mac and cheese I was never made to eat vegetables you know if you didn't like them you pick them out so my vegetables that I grew up on was mac and cheese and potatoes it's not exactly a surprise that weight ended up being an issue for the guy but listening to him talk about it it can help us feel for him he was never taught any other way not only was Jared brought up in a household blissfully ignorant of things like vitamins vegetables and macronutrients he also came into the world of 13 pounds and 3 ounces nearly twice the average birth weight of an American newborn baby as Lorenzo's athletic career progressed he began to realize his weight was an issue but liked it unfortunately does for so many people out there managing his weight and eating healthy in a sustainable way felt completely an abyss control when reson told one story that was particularly telling about his relationship with food and sports it took place when he was in eighth grade trying out for the basketball team although he was a gifted athlete he was in danger of not making the squad heading into the season his coach told him that he had to get his weight down from 175 pounds 255 pounds but he had only a month to do it well Wes just said that the methods employed to get to that target weight would not be recommended by any nutritionists Lorenzen said that during his month-long challenge he ate the same thing every day top of skim milk and a Wheaties for breakfast and for lunch and dinner a serving of grapes not exactly a balanced meal nor is it a sustainable diet whatsoever but being the competitor that jarrett was he did end up finding a way to break the on a 55 pound threshold and make the basketball team he did however contain to explain that the first thing he did after the weigh-in was binge eat a plate full of brownies which was a saddening display of just how unhealthy relationship with food was or the problem for Lorenzen was that despite his unhealthy diet and the massive weight fluctuations he was still a standout athlete the way he figured if he was still dominating the competition with his current diet then what incentive was there for him to change his ways after all he lettered in three sports football baseball and basketball and excelled album particularly football I mean the guy led his team to an undefeated season his senior year the rank 445 touchdowns running for 15 more even earned the prestigious Kentucky mr. football award a title bestowed to the most outstanding player in the state and one that has been awarded to numerous other NFL alumni Lorenza success on the field contained into his college career and he was – starting quarterback as a redshirt freshman at Kentucky Lorenzen played through a pretty tumultuous time in UK's football program there were two head coaching changes and an NCAA rules violation that came with scholarship limitations but that was enough to slow down the pillsbury throw boy he threw for over ten thousand yards in his career and set the school record and total offense past yards and passing touchdowns not bad for a guy that shared more of a resemblance with some of the fans watching from their couches at home many did with his peers although Lorenzen had an awesome college career he was not selected in the 2004 NFL Draft primarily because of concerns surrounding how his game and his body would fit in at the NFL level once again the hefty lefties natural ability ultimately shined through the New York Giants signed him to be the team's third string quarterback heading to the 2004 season he was never in contention for the starting role but he still made an impact on the team as they used him in short yardage situations to ship the pile brats Lorenzen the most significant impact on the team didn't even come on Sunday and rather in practice Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning credited that the drills he did in practice with Jared as a catalyst of that legendary escape he made from the Blitz was led to the iconic helmet catch as he Lian stated all the work I had with Jared Lorenzen I think that was a big help in getting out that pocket unfortunately for Lorenzen his NFL career only lasted four years and he spent the rest of his playing days bouncing around independent leagues still what he accomplished is a wildly impressive and we are left to wonder if he had only been able to find a balance in his life now good could the happy lefty have been the stories about his natural talents are endless a former college coach Hoel mom told Nanak dota Bruce Feldman of the athletic who was writing about Lorenzo after Lorenzen senior year of high school the coaches invited him and ten other highly recruited quarterback prospects that positioned at wide receiver downs field in between two passing dummies was created what they refer to as a hole shot the quarterbacks were tasked with firing the ball to the wide out through this narrow passing lane and the coaches were standing behind them with the radar gun to see how fast they were throwing it mom says that most of the quarterbacks trouble at the target faster than 50 miles per hour Jared who had just arrived to the camp was watching them from the sidelines and penny loafers and oxford shirts watching his ears labor through the high-pressure drill mum says that Jared walked onto the field straight up to Mum and asked simply hey can I try mom says that Lorenza men mosey on over to the front of the line and proceeded to wing it straight into the receivers hands and when the mom looked down at the gun it read 68 miles per hour no warm-up and donning a penny loafers in street clothes it just didn't matter Lorenzen had a gift a gift that carried him to an NFL career in spite of himself and his lifestyle but a gift that also blinded him from the very real danger that he was putting himself in so it was Jarrett Lorenzen he was many things law certainly but all in all hell of a competitor and a hell of a person he was the boy that dropped 20 pounds in a month to make the basketball team by only eating grapes and Wheaties it was a team that won Kentucky's mr. football award and earned the right to play the hometown hero in Lexington the Wildcats he was the man that refused to take no for an answer and found a way to contribute to a Super Bowl winning team even if his eating disorder limited his ability to perform on the field he was the man that had such an annoying passion for the game of football that he played for teams like the Kentucky horseman and Northern Kentucky River Monsters and the Owensboro range not exactly household names he was the man who took his curse his battle and he put it out there for the whole world to see not for the clicks not for the money but in the hopes of bettering his life and bettering the lives of those who shared his struggle he is the man who accomplished his goals losing over 100 pounds and positively impacting so many lives around the world through his platform and sadly he was the man who after all of that fighting was taken away from us at only 38 years old due to complications caused by the damage that his weight had done to his body Jarret Lorenzen story is a humbling reminder of how important the decisions we make every single day are and regardless of your personal struggle there's a lot to be learned from them he will be missed

The UNFORTUNATE TRUTH Behind Jared Lorenzen's LIFE (and how a TPS Host Played a Part)

26 thoughts on “The UNFORTUNATE TRUTH Behind Jared Lorenzen's LIFE (and how a TPS Host Played a Part)

  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    RIP HEFTY, YOU’LL BE MISSED!!! 🙏🙏🙏

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Everybody watched this fat fuck as he dug his grave with his fork, nobody could help him pull the ranch dressing hose out of his mouth?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    If this guy had a healthy diet he would probably be in the Hall of Fame if he was the
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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Not to be mean, but it surprises me so much that eating well is such an immense struggle for so many people.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    This host still is awful

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Keep it up your going to love your t.v. show s.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Very cool video. Rip Hefty Lefty

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    I always rooted for hefty lefty. Im from kentucky and grew up close to where he lived. Always rooted for my home town boys. Rip jared. You'll be missed.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    RIP the Phillsbury Throw Boy 😢

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Why did his college pic show him as black? 3:04 in Lmao

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    I always thought it to be a shit excuse to blame your parents for YOU not eating right. We all have cellphones. They can look that shit up.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Jared Lorenzen……the Pablo Sandoval of football

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    My heart is heavy. My family deals with obesity and I struggle with it now at 20. I hope I can take it out before It ends me…

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    this is the only good tps video since mike cantaluopo

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Sad Facr: Coughlin was kinda of an asshole to him

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    This dude's voice is fucking me up for some reason

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Rest easy hefty lefty you’ll be missed

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    If I didnt have enough reasons to hate Deqwan Young…

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Great content, but Jesus this guy is trying WAY too hard to sound like Barry White. A few times I couldn't figure out what the fuck he was trying to say. Please stop the mumbling.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Rip Hefty Lefty. You were a beast at the University of Kentucky and the NFL. Me and all of Kentucky will miss you.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Wait dequan young broke his leg what that’s crazy

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    He came out and talked to my highschool team a couple years ago. He’s a great dude and will be very missed.

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