LOS ANGELES Preseason weigh-ins and fitness regimens are months away, so the caloric intake of a college football player matters little at this point. For members of the Stanford and Wisconsin football teams, that's probably a good thing in the aftermath of this week's Lawry's Beef Bowl.
Just ask Stanford freshman offensive guard Joshua Garnett and Wisconsin redshirt sophomore Dallas Lewallen, who each ate seven cuts of 24-ounce prime rib to tie for the individual eating championship. According to fatsecret.com, there are 1,809 calories in a boneless 24-ounce prime rib, or 12,663 calories in seven.
Thankfully, time ran out on both before they could put Lawry's Prime Rib Restaurant in Beverly Hills out of business.
"I think I could have eaten more, but I don't think it would have been smart for me to do more based on that night how I felt laying in bed," Garnett said Saturday during Stanford's media day. "My stomach was hurting. I'm pretty glad they cut us off at that time."