We're back with another edition of Fat Guy Friday, where we celebrate athletes who worship at the alter of the all you can eat buffet. With NFL training camps in full swing (except for guys like Michael Crabtree) this week's honoree is former Green Bay Packer defensive tackle Gilbert Brown.
Gilbert was a tremendous run stuffer in his day, despite standing 6'2" and tipping the scales at 345 pounds. While his career stats are modest, he wasn't asked to sack the quarterback, he was asked to take up blockers and clog the middle and he did that very well. His nickname was the Grave Digger - and that's something Eddie George can attest to:
He was also a fan favorite:
Gilbert still maintains a pretty sweet web site and if you are a big Gilbert fan, you can hire him to endorse your product, make a personal appearance, or show up at your golf tournament. I can't quite picture Gilbert showing up at bar mitzvah, but if anyone has any pictures of something like that, please, please send them along.
In addition to being a football player, Gilbert also runs a foundation that helps kids with cancer, which is a pretty awesome thing to do. In addition to that, he's active in the community and seems like an all around great guy.
Congratulations to Gilbert Brown, this week's real man of corpulence.