American Football Players Are Getting BiggerWhen the first Super Bowl was played in the 1960s, the heaviest player weighed 265 pounds. In this year's Super Bowl, more than two dozen players exceed 300 pounds. A former NFL dietitian explains the change: Players eat a lot.
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