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The Super Bowl’s Largest Quarterback

Posted by Matt on January 22, 2008

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Listed at 6 foot, 4 inches tall and 285 pounds — which I think may be too kind — Jared Lorenzen, everybody’s favorite south paw from Kentucky, is now the Super Bowl’s largest recorded quarterback and is one Vince Wilfork-cheap-shot-on-Eli Manning away from being MVP of Super Bowl 42.

I vividly remember Lorenzen as both a player and a student when our collegiate paths crossed at Kentucky and he was clearly a fan favorite on the gridiron while also being a fiscal favorite among the lunch ladies. I specifically recall running in to Jared at an on-campus eatery known as K-Lair my freshman year and watching the big man throw down his meal card for not one, but two trays full of deep fried action. Gotta love college.

Jared was always extremely agile for his size and though he is listed at 285 pounds to date, he was hovering at or around the 300 pound mark for most of his time at Kentucky, conjuring up nicknames from the fan base such as the “Hefty Lefty,” “Pillsbury Throwboy,” and “USS Lorenzen.” ESPN College GameDay actually recorded a segment while Jared was a starter for Kentucky where they lined him up with his five offensive linemen and had non-die-hard fans find the quarterback.

Needless to say, they failed miserably. (If anybody can find a video of that segment, let us know.)

Most of Lorenzen’s career numbers surpassed Tim Couch’s and only a few have since been passed by Andre Woodson (total passing touchdowns in a season and a career come to mind) and Jared will no doubt go down as one of the most memorable quarterbacks in Kentucky’s history and likely as such in the SEC and NCAA as well.

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