Former NFL Players to Compete in ‘Biggest Loser”

Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

Former NFL quarterback Scott Mitchell, who was once the toast of Detroit after signing a lucrative long-term contract with the Lions back in 1994, has apparently been eating too much toast. The 46 year old is going to compete on the next season of NBC’s Biggest Loser. He will be joined by former New England Patriots first-round pick Damien Woody on the show. 

According to NBC’s official website, Mitchell currently weighs in at a hefty 366 pounds and has a specific reason for being exploited on the show.

His biggest motivation for going on the show was seeing his dad die of obesity-related causes early this year and knowing he could be headed down the same path if he doesn’t change his life.

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Woody, now a robust 388 pounds, made it to the NFL partially because of his huge size. He was known mostly for dominating smaller defensive linemen at the line of scrimmage. The current ESPN analyst has his own reasons for joining the competition.

Now 36 years old, 388 pounds and married to his high school sweetheart, Woody struggles to keep up with his four daughters and three sons, ranging in age from two to 15.

While this show exploits those who are not necessarily in the best condition, it can also help them overcome obesity and live more productive lives. With that said, I am in utter shock that Mitchell weighs more than Vince Wilfork and Haloti Ngata. Just think about that for a second.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi