We’ve all got a very clear idea of what an athlete looks like. Usually, fans think of physical specimens built like LeBron James or Cristiano Ronaldo. Sports stars usually keep their pounds in all the right places, but this doesn’t apply to all sports stars. Some look more like dough balls than stone sculptures. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
So today we’re going to look at 25 athletes who packed on the pounds. Some of them were always heavy and that didn’t stop them from being brilliant. Others had moments where they went into decline and their weight suffered as a result. Check out the list via The Sportster below.
25. John Daly
Daly is a golfer who experienced early success but eventually went off the rails. The two-time major winner has a well-earned reputation for hard-living. After winning the PGA Championship during his rookie season, Daly earned another major, winning the British Open in 1995.
However, alcoholism has always been a major struggle in his life. Daly’s hectic lifestyle caught up to him as he blew up to over 300 pounds. Then there was the infamous incident that ended with him passed out beside a Hooters. Finally, Daly underwent lap band surgery to try and cut 100 pounds.