Jordan Shelley-Smith played tight end for the Kansas Jayhawks last year at a respectable 6'5", 248 pounds, but these days he is a hulking 297-pound prospective offensive lineman thanks to a very odd diet.
Many people are familiar with the difficulties of cutting weight, but adding that much mass in just eight months can be equally difficult, which is what led Shelley-Smith to set his alarm to 3 a.m. every night so he could get some extra calories via a protein shake, according to The Kansas City Star.
Shelley-Smith says that he has had to jettison a favorite pair of jeans in his quest to become the team's starting left tackle, but the position is in his blood, as The Star reports his father, Dennis, played offensive line for the Jets and Redskins.
The newly minted tackle said that he got so used to his bizarre feeding schedule that he would sometimes wake up and not recall having gone to the kitchen for his late-night snack.
- Brendan Maloy