Former LSU OL Alan Faneca drops 100 lbs. Runs 3:56 Marathon

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  1. locoguano

    locoguano You sweat, you die...

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  2. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    Damn, no knee braces either.
     
  4. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    He always was one bad dude! Sounds like he has his sh!t together too. He has a long list of impressive accomplishments and just keeps adding to it, good for him.
     
  5. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Who is that guy on the right?

    lol
     
  6. LSUDad

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    A friend of mine signed him out of Rosenburg, Tx to LSU. Alan played all those years after epilepsy was diagnosed when he was 15 years old. To this day, he is the only OL to be awarded the Offensive Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Houston.
     
  7. ParadiseiNC

    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

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    Pretty amazing really. I had to look this up to verify indeed that Faneca had lost that much, that he ran the marathon, etc. Here is an interesting article I found on NFL lineman overall, and their post-NFL years. Much more focus on getting their weight down, and getting physically fit. Great to see this happening. I tell young patients regularly about the importance of maintaining a healthy weight for your height, known as BMI, over time. I often reference OL and DLs, such as Reggie White, as examples of how the heart, pancreas, and/or liver can't sustain meeting all of the demands of all of that weight over time and just basically poop out, which is a simplistic way to think about it, but essentially true.
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10042606/losing-weight-winning-former-nfl-offensive-linemen
     
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  8. 65Grad

    65Grad Maturity is Overrated

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    Good for him. No telling how may years he added to his life.
     
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