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Old 09-26-2005, 02:20 PM   #1

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Default Steelers are a little hefty

The Steelers may have problems with performence on the field, but they sure can perform at meal time.

Oink Oink

Extra pounds cause trouble later in life
By Carl Prine


If you think yinz is fat, check out the Steelers' locker room.

While the NFL prides itself on fit and trim athletes, all but three of the 53 Pittsburgh players are clinically overweight, according to widely accepted federal health guidelines.

The plumpest pigskin players are offensive guard Keydrick Vincent, center Chukky Okobi and defensive tackle Casey Hampton. Their body mass index, a gauge of total fat, starts at nearly 41 -- about twice that of a person in the "normal" range.

Star running back Jerome Bettis might have run his way into the Hall of Fame, but at 5'11" and 255, he ate a path to a hefty 35.6 BMI. Rookie Ben Roethlisberger got his nickname honestly; with a BMI of 28.5, Big Ben is a little, well, big. In fact, every offensive and defensive lineman on the team isn't merely husky; they're clinically obese.


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