Jared Lorenzen brings humor to NCAA legislation

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Former NFL QB Jared Lorenzen competed in the CIFL this year before suffering a broken leg.


Former New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen has never lacked for a sense of humor about his weight issues, and never was that more apparent than in his Twitter reaction Tuesday to the NCAA Legislative Council approving unlimited meals and snacks for Division I athletes:

Not that Lorenzen ever appeared to lack for food, anyway, but the "Pillsbury Throwboy" brought some humor to an issue that the NCAA thinks is anything but funny. The council's move brings the organization somewhat closer to allowing its institutions to cover the "full cost of attendance" for athletes, a buzz phrase for the growing sentiment that college athletes aren't provided enough simply with a scholarship.

Lorenzen, of course, has been heavy at every level of the game, from his days as an effective passer at the University of Kentucky to his short stint as an NFL reserve. Now, he's taken his weight (320-plus pounds) to a new level. And his football career, well, to a different one. Lorenzen quarterbacked the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Continental Indoor Football League this year, but his season ended early when he broke his leg while being tackled in a game against the Erie Explosion.

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