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Originally written June 20, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

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JaMarcus Russell is a new man. And he’s half the man he used to be — literally.

The former NFL Draft bust made it known in January that he was attempting an NFL comeback because he wanted to change his legacy. At the time he began his comeback, Russell weighed 308 pounds, which is nearly 50 pounds over his playing weight. Many people cracked jokes asking if he was making his comeback as an offensive lineman. But Russell dedicated himself to getting in shape, and he is now fit.

TEST Football academy, which has been training Russell, tweeted the photo you see above over the weekend, and they say it’s current. Russell actually looks good in the picture — he’s slim, fit, and athletic-looking. Gone are the rolls of fat around his midsection, back, sides, and head.

For a comparison, Russell looked extremely tubby when he first started the comeback. Here’s a look at the pictures:

Congratulations to Russell. Even if no NFL team signs him — and he has had some workouts — at least he got himself back in shape, which is never easy to do.

H/T Busted Coverage
Photo credit: Twitter/Test Football

1 Comment:
  • If he's as "fit" as they say he is, why is he wearing a loose fitting shirt? I hope I'm wrong, but speaking from personal experience, I can attest that a person can lose 50 pounds and not be athletically fit to even compete at a minimum level of serious athletic endeavors, much less one as high as the NFL.
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