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Former Kentucky star QB Lorenzen dies at 38

Postby Dubby » July 3rd, 2019, 3:50 pm

Former Kentucky and NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen died Wednesday after a battle with cardiac and renal issues, his family confirmed to ESPN. He was 38.

Lorenzen, who battled weight issues both during and after his playing career, was hospitalized last week.

"It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jared Lorenzen would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for all of your support and prayers over the past 6 days," Lorenzen's mother, Janet Hermes, said in a statement. "We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jared today, July 3, 2019. Again, we appreciate all of the warm wishes and prayers, but as a family, we would request your respect and privacy at time. We will offer arrangement information in the coming days. Please keep Jared's family and especially his children, in your thoughts and prayers."

Lorenzen became a star at Kentucky because of his record-setting passing accomplishments and his size.

Nicknamed the "Hefty Lefty" and weighing over 300 pounds, Lorenzen is Kentucky's all-time leader in passing yards (10,354), completions (862) and total offense (10,637 yards).

Lorenzen signed as an undrafted free agent with the Giants in 2004 and spent parts of four seasons with New York. He also signed with the Colts in July 2008 but was waived before the start of the season.
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Re: Former Kentucky star QB Lorenzen dies at 38

Postby Jake » August 11th, 2019, 9:49 pm

Sad story. Talented kid, but couldn't control his weight and it killed him.

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Re: Former Kentucky star QB Lorenzen dies at 38

Postby Dubby » August 12th, 2019, 2:28 pm

Jake wrote:Sad story. Talented kid, but couldn't control his weight and it killed him.


Agreed

Obesity causes a lots and lots ills

I've battled excess weight issues later in life have taken off the excess weight in past 7 years and I'm keeping it off.
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