One of the more interesting characters to come from my old Northern Kentucky stomping grounds is former University of Kentucky star quarterback and ex-NFL player Jared Lorenzen. A remarkable athlete, Lorenzen was all-State in both high school football and basketball, with startling agility for a man of his size, which he even demonstrated in a recent comeback in the world of arena football.
Alas, it’s that “of his size” that has cost him a great deal, in his career and in his life. At ESPN.com, Tommy Tomlinson profiles Lorenzen, discussing his career, his personal life, and his ongoing struggle with his weight. This last is something with which Tomlinson has considerable personal experience — as do I. I’m about Lorenzen’s size, and I get this. Even if you don’t, though, it’s worth a read.