Jared Lorenzen was an American football quarterback and administrator. He had played for four seasons with the New York Giants who signed him under the undrafted free agents in 2004. He began to play in the NFL after having a successful college football career. Further, he was nicknamed Hefty Lefty because of his heavyweight as well as left-handed.
Moreover, Lorenzen was one of the heaviest quarterbacks in NFL history. However, in 2017, he launched a project where he shared his fighting with obesity, and over a year, he loses around 100 pounds who was over 500 pounds. Unfortunately, he died on 3 July 2019, at the age of 38, from an acute infection, a complication of heart and kidney problems. Let us scroll over to know more information on the late athletes.
Caption: The late football quarterback, Jared Lorenzen.
Jared Lorenzen: Bio, Family, Education
The athlete was born as Jared Raymond Lorenzen on 14 February 1981 in Covington, Kentucky. He was born as the son to father Joe Lorenzen and mother Janet Hermes. He has a sister named Jennifer Lorenzen Lee. Other than this, he has not provided information on his early years or childhood.
Regarding his education, he attended Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. During his high school, he was a three-year letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. He completed his senior years with 62 percent of his passes for 3,393 yards, 45 touchdowns and six interceptions in 1998. Also, he earned a national senior ranking in no.19 with the title Mr. Football Award.
Jared Lorenzen: Career & Life Achievements
Then he attended University of Kentucky where he redshirted s a true frehman. Then he became the Wildcats’ quarterback by the teams’ headcoach Hal Mumme ahead of returning Dusy Bonner. During his college play, he was marked by two head coaches. He set school records in total offense, passing yards, and passing touchdowns, eclipsing many marks set by 1999 NFL No. 1 overall draft pick Tim Couch.
In 2004 NFL Draft, he was not selected instead he was signed as undrafted free agent with the NEw York Giants. Following he had declined an offer by coach Tom Coughlin to play in NFL Europe 2005. In 2004-05 season, he becaame third string quarterback behind starter Eli Manning and backup Tim Hasselbeck. In July 2008, he signed Indianapolis Colts and played during the preseason but later waived during final cuts for the 53-man roster.
After that, he assigned to Kentucky Horsemen in February 2009 of the AF2 league. Following that, he retired as a player and his alma mater Highlands High School appointed him as their school team coach. However, he again return to his professional play in 2011 joining as a general manager of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. After 2011 season, he gained positive reviews and named as commissioner of the league.
He quit the UIFL’s top job and signed the Owensboro Rage of the Continental Indoor Football League partway through the 2013 season. But he again return to the Rivers Monster after Rage folded two weeks due to lack of fund. After gaining the victory of 36-20 over the Bluegrass Warhorses, he broke his tibia in th following week nd ended his pro playing career.
Caption: Jared Lorenzen supporting his team before his demise.
Jared Lorenzen: Personal Life & Wife
You must be wondering about his relationship or married life. Well! he was a divorcee and a father of two children from his married life. He had married to Tamara Lorenzen, however, he has not revealed information on his marriage. But after a while, their relationship began to turn sour, and separated in 2014. The couple together welcomed two children: daughter Taylar in July 2002 and son Tayden in 2009.
Further, Tamara graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management. Moreover, she is a registered nurse holding a degree in family nurse practitioner from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Jared Lorenzen: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The quarterback had earned a considerable amount from his career in football. At the time of his demise, he had an estimated net worth of around $2.7 million made from his career. Also, he might have amassed a profitable amount from going to online platforms where e shared the details of his weight loss and inspiration stories.
He was a social media influencer and active over different social media platforms. On Instagram, he has an account @theheftyleftyqb with more than 5.7k followers. There is a Twitter account under the name @JaredLorenzen22 with 48.k followers.
Jared Lorenzen: Body Measurements
The heaviest quarterback had a weight of 129 kg in 2016, since 2017 he had been working over his battling obesity which he covered online as well. Further, he loses 45 kg in 2018 but unfortunately in 2019, he died of compilation in heart and kidney. At the time of his demise, he stands to a height of 6 feet 4 inches or 1.93 meters. He had blonde hair color and brown eyes color.