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Jared Lorenzen passed away today

El Pollo Diablo : 7/3/2019 4:13 pm
per Pat Trainas Twitter

condolences to the family. RIP hefty lefty.
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Very sorry to see this  
Gap92 : 7/3/2019 4:16 pm : link
RIP
Awful news.  
81_Great_Dane : 7/3/2019 4:18 pm : link
Hard to imagine simultaneously having the athletic gifts he had and at the same time the physical and psychological issues that led him to an early grave. He was a brave man for facing his issues. He deserved a better and longer life. So sad.
That's awful.  
Mr. Bungle : 7/3/2019 4:18 pm : link
So young. So sad.
Damn.  
Klaatu : 7/3/2019 4:19 pm : link
RIP.
Damn  
Sneakers O'toole : 7/3/2019 4:19 pm : link
This one bums me out. RIP hefty lefty, I hope your trucking some poor linebacker in the sky.
Sad News  
pa_giant_fan : 7/3/2019 4:20 pm : link
May he RIP
Just saw this.  
Britt in VA : 7/3/2019 4:20 pm : link
Sad news. R.I.P. Jared.
Damn was hoping for a better outcome  
antdog24 : 7/3/2019 4:21 pm : link
RIP
Wow  
Jay on the Island : 7/3/2019 4:21 pm : link
That is awful news. Prayers to his family and friends.
RIP  
dpinzow : 7/3/2019 4:22 pm : link
...
Terrible..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/3/2019 4:22 pm : link
news. Hide the angel's food cake!
Damn... that's too young to pass.  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 7/3/2019 4:22 pm : link
RIP Hef'.
Dam - that is sad ...  
short lease : 7/3/2019 4:29 pm : link
posted on another thread that ESPN did a feature on him and the piece indicated he was not doing well health wise.

This was about a year ago. He was trying really hard to lose weight and get healthy for his son.

Maybe to much damage was done already?

RIP Jared.
Very sad and impossible...  
BamaBlue : 7/3/2019 4:30 pm : link
to understand how a person with a family and so much life in him does this. Praying for peace for Jared and his family.
RE: Very sad and impossible...  
Britt in VA : 7/3/2019 4:32 pm : link
In comment 14490931 BamaBlue said:
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to understand how a person with a family and so much life in him does this. Praying for peace for Jared and his family.


Does what? I don't think he committed suicide or anything.
RIP  
Allen in CNJ : 7/3/2019 4:32 pm : link
J-Load :( :( :(
Horrible news  
larryflower37 : 7/3/2019 4:34 pm : link
RIP..
RE: Very sad and impossible...  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/3/2019 4:36 pm : link
In comment 14490931 BamaBlue said:
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to understand how a person with a family and so much life in him does this. Praying for peace for Jared and his family.


He ended up getting an infection and didn't realize the severity until too late.
Damn...  
Chris in Philly : 7/3/2019 4:36 pm : link
RIP Hefty Lefty.
Damn  
halfback20 : 7/3/2019 4:41 pm : link
Watched him at UK and rooted for him as a Giant. A friend knew him and he signed a hat for me that I still have. I had been following his kared lorenzen project and hoping he would continue getting healthier. So sad.
RE: RE: Very sad and impossible...  
BamaBlue : 7/3/2019 4:42 pm : link
In comment 14490933 Britt in VA said:
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In comment 14490931 BamaBlue said:


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to understand how a person with a family and so much life in him does this. Praying for peace for Jared and his family.



Does what? I don't think he committed suicide or anything.


No... he was actually trying to get healthy after getting close to 600lbs. Meaning that it's impossible to understand how someone gets to the point where their consumption of food causes their body to shut down. He was a young guy with a lot to live for...
Once a Giant, Always a Giant  
Diver_Down : 7/3/2019 4:45 pm : link
RIP, Jared.
Rest In Peace, Jared  
LedHeded : 7/3/2019 4:46 pm : link
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RE: RE: RE: Very sad and impossible...  
RobCarpenter : 7/3/2019 4:48 pm : link
In comment 14490953 BamaBlue said:
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In comment 14490933 Britt in VA said:


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In comment 14490931 BamaBlue said:


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to understand how a person with a family and so much life in him does this. Praying for peace for Jared and his family.



Does what? I don't think he committed suicide or anything.



No... he was actually trying to get healthy after getting close to 600lbs. Meaning that it's impossible to understand how someone gets to the point where their consumption of food causes their body to shut down. He was a young guy with a lot to live for...


Itís not impossible to understand at all. Itís called food addiction. TLC has a TV show about it called my 600 lb life. Itís hard to survive long at that weight.
RIP  
OBJRoyal : 7/3/2019 4:49 pm : link
JL......rest in peace
Very sad...  
Vinny from Danbury : 7/3/2019 4:49 pm : link
RIP
Big RIP  
gmen9892 : 7/3/2019 4:51 pm : link
to J Load. One of the more fun and charismatic Giants during his time here. Rest in Peace big guy. You will be missed.
So sad to hear this  
NDMedics : 7/3/2019 4:57 pm : link
so young, peace to his family and friends.
RE: RE: RE: RE: Very sad and impossible...  
BamaBlue : 7/3/2019 4:57 pm : link
In comment 14490962 RobCarpenter said:
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Itís not impossible to understand at all. Itís called food addiction. TLC has a TV show about it called my 600 lb life. Itís hard to survive long at that weight.


I wish (any) self-destructive addiction was easy to understand and is would be great if watching a television show about it could provide that depth of understanding.
Very sad to learn this.  
TC : 7/3/2019 5:00 pm : link
Always sad, particularly for such a young man, and a talented one. Always loved his passion for the game which was evident any time he was on the field.
Man that sucks  
superspynyg : 7/3/2019 5:08 pm : link
So sad for his family.
Giant's tweet  
Jay in Toronto : 7/3/2019 5:10 pm : link
RIP
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Condolences to his family..  
EricJ : 7/3/2019 5:11 pm : link
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RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Very sad and impossible...  
wonderback : 7/3/2019 5:11 pm : link
In comment 14490979 BamaBlue said:
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In comment 14490962 RobCarpenter said:


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Itís not impossible to understand at all. Itís called food addiction. TLC has a TV show about it called my 600 lb life. Itís hard to survive long at that weight.



I wish (any) self-destructive addiction was easy to understand and is would be great if watching a television show about it could provide that depth of understanding.


I thought you said that well. I understand where you're coming from.
Sad..  
Big Blue '56 : 7/3/2019 5:13 pm : link
Too young..
Just  
AcidTest : 7/3/2019 5:14 pm : link
awful. Much too young. The "hefty lefty" was quite a character, and such a joyful person. Prayers to him and his family and friends. RIP. God bless.
RIP  
Carson53 : 7/3/2019 5:32 pm : link
The Hefty Lefty, I heard he was in bad health.
That is far too young though.
...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 7/3/2019 5:34 pm : link
Ugh. That sucks. I was hoping he was on the mend.
RIP JLoad  
FStubbs : 7/3/2019 5:34 pm : link
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Very sad..  
Sean : 7/3/2019 5:35 pm : link
He made some nice contributions to the 2007 team. RIP Jared.
:(  
Amazinz : 7/3/2019 5:53 pm : link
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Met him  
kennyd : 7/3/2019 5:55 pm : link
at an event the Giants hold for Special Olympics back in 07. Really nice guy. Spent a lot of time with the kids, someone talked him into throwing a long pass to one of the WRs (don't remember who, a practice squad kid I believe) and he laughed and did it. Had to be 70+ yards in the air. Huge arm. Smiled and laughed the whole time. RIP. Damn 38 is too young.
Thats rough  
Jim Bur(n)t : 7/3/2019 5:58 pm : link
RIP
RIP... JLOAD  
KingBlue : 7/3/2019 6:00 pm : link
Giants fans mourn worldwide for one of ours... he was one of us and here for some of the biggest moments...
RIP  
Nitro : 7/3/2019 6:04 pm : link
Hefty.
Fuck  
Hsilwek92 : 7/3/2019 6:05 pm : link
RIP. Way too young.
How many guys his size  
WillieYoung : 7/3/2019 6:08 pm : link
played D1 QB?

My condolences to his family and friends.
truly one of my favorite Giants, RIP  
gtt350 : 7/3/2019 6:19 pm : link
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Too too young  
HoustonGiant : 7/3/2019 6:20 pm : link
RIP Lefty
yup way too young  
Torrag : 7/3/2019 6:21 pm : link
RIP and condolences to his family and friends.
Terrible  
mrvax : 7/3/2019 6:28 pm : link
Prayers to his family.
feel real bad reading this news  
Poktown Pete : 7/3/2019 6:32 pm : link
Didn't know about his post football weight battle. Very sad end for an illustrious Giant. By all accounts he was a great guy, cared about others, and was well liked. My heart goes out to his family.

And while it's not important in the grand scheme of things, I will always smile remembering the Patriot dude he trucked, Brandon Jacobs style.
RIP  
John in Loudoun : 7/3/2019 6:42 pm : link
Very sad for his family. 38 is so freaking young.
Omg  
BBelle21 : 7/3/2019 6:49 pm : link
So sad. I liked the Hefty Lefty. For some reason, I just remember him during that SB 42 run. Sorry for his family. Too young
RIP  
Mr. Nickels : 7/3/2019 7:18 pm : link
Jared.

This really hits close to home..
38 is much too young  
steve in ky : 7/3/2019 7:20 pm : link
Very sad news
Awful news  
Blue21 : 7/3/2019 7:20 pm : link
very sad.
He was a lot of fun to watch play.  
Motley Two : 7/3/2019 7:25 pm : link
Really likable too.
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Sad but as I commented on the other thread his illness, septic shock  
plato : 7/3/2019 7:27 pm : link
and multiorgan failure carried a >75% mortality. At 500 lbs or so mortality would be predicted at >99%. Sad for a young man to die so badly from infection and shock. But we do see it in young people with influenza, or those young people with depressed immune systems, etc. Big determinant, as I commented in other thread. of outcome in septic shock is underlying disease. Morbid obesity is a terrible underlying disease.

May his family be comforted in their grief.
So Sad  
noro9 : 7/3/2019 7:36 pm : link
Much too young. Rest in Peace
Rest in peace, big man  
Geomon : 7/3/2019 7:36 pm : link
RIP  
Steve in ATL : 7/3/2019 7:39 pm : link
Very sad news.
This is terribly sad. God bless  
rdt288 : 7/3/2019 8:26 pm : link
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That is sad.  
St. Jimmy : 7/3/2019 8:30 pm : link
Young guy with a family.

He was a fun guy to have on the team at a time where the Giants were a blast to follow.
RE: Once a Giant, Always a Giant  
KeoweeFan : 7/3/2019 8:35 pm : link
In comment 14490958 Diver_Down said:
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RIP, Jared.

A giant of a Giant, and I mean that in the most positive way; physically and as a likable and inspirational teammate in NY and in Kentucky.
Condolences to family and friends.
Hopefully his legacy will be that he was a UK record setter.
Round Mound of Touchdowns.  
sober297 : 7/3/2019 8:37 pm : link
Rest in Peace.
That's terribly sad.  
j_rud : 7/3/2019 9:18 pm : link
Reading the reports last night didn't not paint a good picture, and I was really hoping to not open BBI to find a thread like this pinned. Two children, - teen and a 10 yr old. Just awful...
Very sad.  
Dave in Hoboken : 7/3/2019 9:24 pm : link
RIP.
Very sad for him, and even sadder for his family.  
BlueLou'sBack : 7/3/2019 9:40 pm : link
This country, make that modern medicine in general and perhaps our spiritual leaders too as folks follow and believe or don't, need to do more to help folks with all types of mental illnesses including addictions.

It's an area far far too much neglected.
A giant of a Giant passed away today  
KeoweeFan : 7/3/2019 9:46 pm : link
Jared Lorenzen died this afternoon.
It is unfortunate that his tragic problems with his inability to control his weight will probably live long after his accomplishments.

"The Hefty Lefty" nickname was cool when he was setting University of Kentucky records:

Popular around Lexington for his outgoing personality, Lorenzen was listed at 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds his senior season and known by several nicknames including "The Hefty Lefty." The Covington, Kentucky, native holds school records including 10,637 offensive yards on 1,793 plays from 2000-03. He also tops UK passing marks for yards (10,354) and attempts (1,514), including a record 321 throws in 2000.

Lorenzen started at UK as a true Freshman. He accomplished his records despite what was clearly a serious eating disorder. Being 275 pounds obviously did not account for those passing records.
(We mourn for Karen Carpenter, but make fun of "fatsos".)

He was undrafted yet made the Giants 53, and was named the back up QB on a team that won the Super Bowl.
He had some meaningful snaps:

Lorenzen made his second appearance on Sunday, January 7, 2007, in the Giants' wild card loss against the Philadelphia Eagles. On the Giants' opening drive, he lined up at quarterback on a third-and-one and got the first down, "shifting the pile" in the process, on the way to a Giants touchdown.[13]

His outgoing personality (and intelligence) went over well in the locker room.

This was in the era of "specialty players". Colonel Tom only kept 2 QBs. Jared was a personal favorite of mine and I hoped he would fill the role of of an Alex Webster - "It's 3rd and 1; try and stop me." It was a pipe dream.

Jared leaves a family; 38 is too young to go (I can double his age).

RIP, the Giant's GIANT.
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Banks : 7/3/2019 10:19 pm : link
I was a fan of his in college. He was very fun to watch and he was talented. It's a shame he could never get healthy. I think there was one offseason where he shed a decent amount of weight, but he eventually put much of it back on and then it snowballed when he was cut. I feel bad for him and his family. RIP
S.I.P  
ripdumaine : 7/3/2019 10:58 pm : link
Hefty Lefty. Rough week for ex Giant Qb's. Wright get shot thankfully lives, now JL. Sad the show about him and his son hurts
Short video from E:60  
halfback20 : 7/3/2019 11:15 pm : link
...
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He was probably considered a friend  
CT Charlie : 7/3/2019 11:31 pm : link
by everyone he ever met.
RE: feel real bad reading this news  
TC : 7/3/2019 11:32 pm : link
In comment 14491048 Poktown Pete said:
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Didn't know about his post football weight battle. Very sad end for an illustrious Giant. By all accounts he was a great guy, cared about others, and was well liked. My heart goes out to his family.

And while it's not important in the grand scheme of things, I will always smile remembering the Patriot dude he trucked, Brandon Jacobs style.

That was 2005, and Monty Beisel was a reserve LB. I think Monty may still be trying to remove the cleat marks.

Jared just didn't run him over, he flew around left end after, I believe, the play collapsed. He had very quick feet, and was as fast as anyone I've seen of that size and build. Still think he might have been used as a role player in a specialty running game.
Sad News  
Bleedin Blue : 7/3/2019 11:49 pm : link
R I P
Prayers for his family  
uconngiant : 7/4/2019 12:26 am : link
May he RIP

Oh that sucks  
Ralph.C : 7/4/2019 1:32 am : link
Rest In Peace Pillsbury throw boy!
A true champion -  
Diver_Down : 7/4/2019 6:27 am : link
Without his contributions, the Helmet Catch might not have happened. #13 will be remembered for his contributions to the championship team
RIP JL  
Dave : 7/4/2019 7:16 am : link
Super Bowl Champion
Sad. So the #2 QB in SB42 passes away and the #3 QB gets  
Ivan15 : 7/4/2019 7:34 am : link
shot in the same week!
RIP  
bc4life : 7/4/2019 9:10 am : link
Very sad
A not-original, modified prayer for Jared  
OldGiantsFan : 7/4/2019 9:42 am : link

May you rest in the arms of the Lord, who formed you from the dust of the earth.

May he forgive all your sins and set you among those he has chosen.

May you see your Redeemer face to face and enjoy the vision of God forever.

Amen!
OldGiantsFan  
Poktown Pete : 7/4/2019 12:44 pm : link
Amen indeed.
This was pretty cool  
George from PA : 7/4/2019 12:53 pm : link
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzgByP-hzuz/?igshid=q09c7bdu680k
RE: This was pretty cool  
Diver_Down : 7/4/2019 1:32 pm : link
In comment 14491743 George from PA said:
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BzgByP-hzuz/?igshid=q09c7bdu680k


Yep, that was the basis for the linked article and my comment at 6:37 am
RIP sir.  
Snifflenick : 7/4/2019 3:33 pm : link
The Giants are one big family and as all families do, we shall mourn your loss..
So sad..  
prdave73 : 7/4/2019 6:01 pm : link
RIP JL..
RIP  
BigBlueCane : 7/5/2019 5:59 am : link
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RE: This was pretty cool  
Jimmy Googs : 7/5/2019 8:00 am : link
In comment 14491743 George from PA said:
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BzgByP-hzuz/?igshid=q09c7bdu680k


good stuff

RIP
RE: This was pretty cool  
short lease : 7/14/2019 5:04 am : link
In comment 14491743 George from PA said:
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BzgByP-hzuz/?igshid=q09c7bdu680k


I would have never guessed that they worked on that sort of thing .... dam.
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