At some point, you or someone you know has made a joke about Eddie Lacy’s weight.
The former Alabama running back has become a lighting rod on the internet for his weight, whether it be the results of his contractual weigh-ins or a becoming a meme.
And Lacy knows about it.
In a story written by Kevin Van Valkenberg of ESPN, Lacy opened up about his struggles with his weight, as well as his time at Alabama.
Lacy described his early days at Alabama as “the worst year” of his life. It was the first time that he was lifting weights and when he arrived as a freshman, he told Van Valkenberg that defensive linemen were faster than he was.
“It was the worst year of my life,” Lacy says. “But it just shows if you push your body, it responds. For four years, you have somebody telling you what to do, make you as big as you can, as strong as you can, as fast as you can be. They try to make this bionic person, basically. But it just shows if you push your body, it responds.”
Lacy became a star for the Crimson Tide, rushing for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns in his junior season and became a second round pick for the Packers. He went on to win Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013. And he got into great shape in his final year with the Packers. But an ankle injury and then surgery, derailed his progress. At the beginning of free agency, he weighed in at 267 pounds.
Lacy signed with Seahawks this past season, where he has so far met every weight goal in his contract and gotten his weight down to 245 pounds.
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Eddie Lacy opens up on his battles with weight loss, his time at Alabama