Retired Canadian NFL offensive lineman Orlando Franklin has undergone a remarkable transformation.
The Toronto native has been out of pro football since 2017. When Franklin was playing he checked in at six-foot-six, 316 pounds. He’s been shedding weight since hanging up his helmet, shoulder pads and cleats.
Franklin tweeted: Why the heck no body ever told me that my face was fat as hell LOLOLOL. Just wait till I post the before and after full body pics. I’m down 84 pounds right now 6 more pounds and I’m posting LOL.
Franklin played his NCAA football at the University of Miami where he started 39 of 51 games at both tackle and guard for the Hurricanes. He attended the 2011 NFL Combine in Indianapolis and ran a 5.11 electronic 40-yard time while recording a 28.5 vertical and bench pressed 225 pounds 26 times.
The Denver Broncos selected Franklin in the second round, 46th overall during the 2011 NFL Draft. He played and started in 63 games for the Broncos over four seasons. In March 2015, Franklin signed with the Chargers and started 26 games through two years with the Bolts. Washington picked him up for one game in 2017 and that was his last NFL appearance.
I love that early morning grind. pic.twitter.com/PmDvb6Dous
— Orlando Franklin (@OFranklin74) November 25, 2020
Famous agent Drew Rosenhaus represented Franklin during his career and helped the former big man earn over $24.5 million USD. Franklin hasn’t been just sitting on his money, instead hustling in his post-career life to produce perhaps the best before and after NFL career photos of all-time.