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    Default Sad: Former Kentucky, NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen dies at 38

    I remember us playing against him several times.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ts/1643456001/

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    Default Re: Sad: Former Kentucky, NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen dies at 38

    Shame he's gone so young. I always liked watching him play for UK despite some unfortunate comments he made.
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    Default Re: Sad: Former Kentucky, NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen dies at 38

    RIP.

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    Default Re: Sad: Former Kentucky, NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen dies at 38

    Quote Originally Posted by Flameout12 View Post
    I remember us playing against him several times.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ts/1643456001/
    Playing quarterback at a size more common among offensive lineman had earned Lorenzen his fame – his birth at more than 13 pounds even warranted a television news story in 1981 – but with his playing career finished the novelty quickly became concerning.

    Lorenzen later told ESPN’s E60 he had no idea how much he weighed at the time of his final professional games, but he was well on his way to checking in at 571 pounds in 2017. He then launched the “Jared Lorenzen Project” to chronicle his weight loss journey and help support others battling with obesity.

    “At the weight I’m going right now, as scary as it is, I’ll die in five years,” Lorenzen said in the first episode of the web show that accompanied his weight loss campaign. “Right now, if I didn’t wake up tomorrow it wouldn’t be a shock to many people. … It’s to a point where something has got to give.”
    Lots of guys put on weight after their playing careers end, but it seems like he was more at risk than other former players.

    Weighing 13 lbs. at birth is somewhat incredible.

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    Default Re: Sad: Former Kentucky, NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen dies at 38

    Wow - Sad to hear that.

    I remember the pillsbury throwboy nickname.

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    Default Re: Sad: Former Kentucky, NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen dies at 38

    From all accounts I've heard, he was a good dude.


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    Default Re: Sad: Former Kentucky, NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen dies at 38

    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioCock View Post
    From all accounts I've heard, he was a good dude.
    I remember him flipping off our student section my Freshman or Sophomore year at Carolina. We were really giving him a hard time. He was pretty smooth with how he did it too. Sad to hear he passed away, way too young. I enjoyed seeing him brush off sacks like he was playing against kindergarteners, and the times he wanted to be mobile were frightening.

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    Default Jared Lorezen

    Forgive me, but I could not find this posted anywhere. You can delete if otherwise found. I only mention this, because this big guy gave us fits in his day.

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27114308/record-setting-kentucky-qb-lorenzen-dies-38

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