image

health as it happens

Alan Faneca has had massive weight loss since playing days - Larry Brown Sports

alan Faneca skinny

Alan Faneca was a massive interior lineman during his playing career. These days, he is hardly recognizable.

Faneca was listed at 6-foot-5 and 316 pounds when he was a 9-time Pro Bowler as an offensive guard. He was a big dude who could block and knock people down.

These days, Faneca looks more like a cyclist or racquetball player.

So what happened? Faneca became a distance runner upon retiring from the NFL after the 2010 season. He ran his first marathon after retiring and completed it in under four hours. Faneca also decreased his calorie consumption from 4,000 per day to around 1,800, and integrated an hour of cardiovascular exercise. He has dropped over 100 pounds since his playing days — and it shows.

The weekend of his induction, Faneca looked great, and about half the size as when he played.

Want more great sports stories? Subscribe to our free newsletter

. Sports News Minute Podcast

Related Articles

Pac-12

Report: Pac-12, Big Ten, ACC discussing alliance to counter SEC

Battle lines are being drawn among the NCAA’s Power 5 conferences in light of the SEC’s pending expansion. According to Max Olson of The Athletic, the Pac-12, Big Ten, and ACC are in high-level talks about forming an alliance.

Dennis Schroder

Dennis Schroder’s wife sends supportive message after free agency drama

Dennis Schroder has been taking a lot of heat for how his free agency played out, but his wife is firmly behind him. Schroder’s wife Ellen sent a supportive message on her Instagram stories, along with a warning for the rest of the N

Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins impressing Steelers during camp?

After Dwayne Haskins was released midseason by the Washington Football Team less than two years after making him a first-round pick, the conventional wisdom was that his NFL career was on life support. It sounds like he may have found a ho

Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll tries to downplay Jamal Adams contract concerns

As speculation continues to increase over Jamal Adams’ contract situation with the Seattle Seahawks, coach Pete Carroll is trying to soothe any concerns about Adams missing games. Adams and the Seahawks are essentially locked in a st

Giants forced to use assistant coach as practice lineman due to injury issues

The New York Giants are very thin on the offensive line right now due to a string of retirements and injuries. So thin, in fact, that an assistant coach had to step in during practice this week. Giants assistant offensive line coach Ben Wi

JJ Redick

JJ Redick disses David Griffin again, thinks he snitched on Bulls, Heat for tampering

The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat are both under investigation for possible tampering violations, and JJ Redick thinks he knows who blew the whistle. Redick took another shot at New Orleans Pelicans executive David Griffin this week on his