Posted Sun May 27th by Monty
Apparently Denver Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson has been busy — eating. He’s probably eating a gallon-size bowl of chili even as you read this.
The six-year veteran hopes to start for the Broncos in 2012, and to that end, he has upped his weight from 275 in October 2011 (when he was placed on Injured Reserve) to 324 at last week’s OTA’s — a 49 pound increase in seven months’ time.
What’s more, Vickerson says the weight gain is pure muscle. Reports the Denver Post –
“It’s good weight, as you can see,” Vickerson said, laughing as he pulled up the sleeve of his gray Broncos T-shirt.
Vickerson said he dropped his body fat to about 24 percent, down from 37 to 40 percent a year ago, even though at the time he looked skinnier.
How do you gain that much weight that quickly while shedding fat? A quick bit of math suggests Vickerson was 169 pounds of “non-fat” in 2011, as opposed to 246 pounds of “non-fat” today. That’s a 77 lbs. difference. I’m no physician, but it occurs to me that could be all muscle.
This is all, of course, granted you take Vickerson’s word for it. And are you about to call a 6-5, 324-pound defensive lineman a liar?