Sunday, March 19, 2006

For All the Weight Watchers Out There

Florida State offensive lineman Matt Meinrod had his senior season cut short because of a dislocated ankle and a broken fibula in his left leg, but he appears to be a quick healer. Two videos are circulating showing the 6-foot-4, 317-pound Meinrod displaying not only his strength, but his power of recovery. The first video was allegedly shot four months after the injury and shows Meinrod deadlifting what is said to be 700 pounds three times. The second shows "Monster" Matt deadlifting what is said to be 765 pounds in late February. The Monster, a three-year starter, filed an appeal for a sixth year of eligibility after his latest setback, but the NCAA turned him down. He is one of the more intriguing prospects in the April 29-30 draft, but ever-critical NFL scouts are focusing on a series of injuries that limited the Monster to only 19 starts.

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