Ex-NFL lineman Russell Okung unrecognizable after weight loss

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Russell Okung looks like a whole new man.

Former NFL offensive tackle Has posted a picture of himself on Twitter Sunday is looking especially soft.

Perhaps intentionally or perhaps not, the tweet, which was posted on Easter Sunday, included the caption “Rebirth.”

Okung’s playing weight was recently listed at 310 pounds.

Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk said That Okung’s new weight “looks” around 220 pounds.

Russell Okung has lost a dramatic amount of weight since retiring from the NFL in 2020.
Twitter / Russell Okung

Selected sixth overall in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma State, Okung played left tackle for the Seahawks, Broncos, Chargers and Panthers in a career that spanned 2020.

He was a member of the Seahawks’ 2013–14 championship team that defeated the Broncos 43–8 in Super Bowl XLVIII.

In 2019, as a member of the Chargers, Okung Suffered pulmonary embolism And expressed gratitude for being alive.

“I definitely looked at death,” Okung told the team’s website at the time. I’ve been investigated, despite their own protests, I probably wouldn’t be here right now. So, I’m grateful for the people who love me and care about me.”


Russell Okung in 2020, as a member of the Panthers.
Russell Okung in 2020, as a member of the Panthers.
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He was chomping at the bit to get back to work with his colleagues.

“I love my teammates, [and] I love being able to support them,” Okung said. “I’ve been the captain of the team here and hopefully someone that people believe in.”

Late in the 2020 season, Okung made news when he reached an agreement with a third-party firm to convert half of his NFL salary to Bitcoin.



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