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Sometimes, dropping the extra baggage and moving forward with your life is the only way to go. For Matt Birk, that “baggage” was 75 additional pounds on his frame. In a span of eight months, the former Ravens center dropped 75 pounds, 10 inches from his weight and altered his diet on the way to achieving a goal — to become a model, according to baltimoreravens.com. After the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, Birk announced on Feb. 22, 2013 that he was retiring from football and he never looked back. Birk is in the running to become the next Vi Model, where he would be featured on the cover of The Challenge Magazine 2014, turning him into the the face of  Body By Visalus, a company that has the ultimate mission of ending obesity. “I don’t really think of myself as a model. Maybe a glove model,” Birk joked. “I never thought I would pose for a picture with my shirt off. But I wanted to show people that it can be done and that we’re all in this together.” The 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of th...
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