Defensive Tackle #77
Born November 28, 1938 died March 10, 2007
AFL career: 1961-1968
6’9″, 315 lbs
Shoe Size: 18D
Ladd was said to be the biggest and strongest man in professional football
during his era
After a knee injury ended his football career, he turned to wrestling full-time
in 1969. He retired from wrestling in 1986.
Bob “The Boomer” Brown
Offensive Tackle #76
Born December 8, 1941
NFL career: 1964-1973
6’4″, 290-300 lbs
(at a time when most linemen weighed around 260)
40-yard dash: 4.6 seconds
Shoe Size: 13 triple E
Neck: 18 1/2″
Polished his footwork with rope skipping and trained 5 hours a day in the off-season.
Could supposedly military press 400 lbs. off the rack, cold with no warm-up
(He had a weight room built in his house and in 1966 his military press was within 10 pounds of the American record.)
- College Football Hall of Fame 1993
- Pro Football Hall of Fame 2004
“Bob was the most aggressive offensive lineman that ever
played,” said John Madden
World’s Strongest Man contest – 1977 (2nd) and 1979 (5th)
Bench Press: 500 lbs
Squat: 800 lbs
Deadlift: 800 lbs
He was the older brother of three-time world powerlifting champion Doug Young
World’s Strongest Man contest – 1978 (4th) and
Bench Press:500 lbs
Squat: 600 lbs
During his playing days, Kolb was widely regarded as one of the strongest men in
the NFL and played like the strongest one.
World’s Strongest Man contest – 1978 (9th)
John was the Wisconsin Class A state champion in the shot put with a throw of 58
feet 11 inches.
He was also famous for his partying and endless use of painkillers and other drugs.
In 2005, Sports Illustrated named him one of the top five all-time “bad boys” of the NFL.
Matuszak became a fairly successful actor in the 1980s, making appearances in movies and on television.
The perfect gay bear wet-dream, hairy and bearded, John Matuszak posed in Playgirl in 1982.
Died of a prescription drug overdose on June 17, 1989.
Born May 19, 1958
NFL career: 1980-1991
6’1″, 265 lbs
World’s Strongest Man contest – 1981 (5th)
- A real Strength Fighter, in addition to football, Wolfley competed in weight lifting, boxing, sumo
wrestling and martial arts.
- In 1985, Wolfley placed second in the first professional sumo wrestling
tournament ever held in North America.
- In 2002, Wolfley lost a four round boxing match to Butterbean.
- He also holds a black belt in Jiu Jitsu.
World’s Strongest Man contest – 1981 (6th)
Born August 25, 1959
NFL career: 1981-1987
6’3″, 265 lbs
World’s Strongest Man contest – 1982 (6th)
He underwent more than 20 surgeries for football-related injuries, including a foot amputation, which he attributes to inadequate medical care.
World’s Strongest Man contest – 1982 (10th)
Bench Press: 530 lbs
Squat: 663 lbs
Power Cleans: 315 pounds
Bench Press 225lbs x 31 reps
40 yard dash: 4.37 seconds Vertical Leap: 39″
Born September 3, 1977
NFL career: 2001-2012 (Pittsburg Steelers)
6’1″, 325 lbs
Fellow teammate Brett Keisel has been quoted as
saying, “When God built a nose tackle, he built Casey Hampton.”
40 yard dash: 5.25 seconds
6’3″, 303 lbs
Squat: 960 lbs
Bench Press: 225lbs X 38 reps
Born November 27, 1971
NFL career: 1994-2007
6’3″, 325 lbs
Touted by many as the strongest NFL football player of all time.
winner of the 2006 NFL Strongman competition
with a weight as small as 225 pounds so it wasn’t too tough to get going.”
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2013
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