Former NFL tackle Russell Okung looks unrecognizable

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On Sunday, former NFL offensive tackle Russell Okung posted a picture to his Twitter account of what looks like a 100+ pound weight loss.  We’ve seen countless former NFL players undergo insane weight loss transformations.

Mostly, offensive linemen are the ones who decide to shed some weight after they’re done playing.  To be able to keep a 300+ pound frame for an entire career is surely difficult.  The amount of food and weight training needed to keep that frame must be unthinkable.

On Sunday, former first round pick Russell Okung posted a weight loss picture to his Twitter account, and he now looks like a wide receiver:

According to Pro Football Reference, Okung is 6’5″ and was 310 pounds.  Drafted in with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma State, Okung began his career with the Seattle Seahawks and spent the 2010-2015 seasons with the team.  

He then played one year for the Denver Broncos in 2016, three years for the Los Angeles Chargers from 2017-2019, and one year with the Carolina Panthers in 2020, where his playing career ended.

He played in 131 total tackles, made two Pro Bowls, and won a Super Bowl in 2012.

Russell Okung had a very nice NFL career.  He was among the best left tackles in the NFL at certain points of his career and was able to make a good bit of change.

Looking at Okung now, he looks unrecognizable.  He obviously didn’t shrink, so he still stands at 6’5″.  If I had to guess, I’d say the former tackle is probably around 200-220 pounds.

Being 6’5″ is a huge height, so with that considered, I don’t think he’s anything under 200 pounds.  Either way, Okung has clearly been working in the gym since his last appearance in the NFL back in 2020.

Congratulations to Russell Okung for his insane body transformation and likely adding years onto his life.