Former NFL offensive lineman Alan Faneca didn’t get the memo that retirement should be about kicking up your feet and relaxing.
The nine-time All-Pro, who spent 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals, weighed in at around 300 pounds when he hung up his cleats in 2011. But now, just three years later, Faneca has dropped more than 100 pounds and he ran his first marathon on Super Bowl Sunday.
Faneca finished the the New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in just under four hours, according to Runner’s World. Although he looks almost unrecognizable from his days blocking defensive linemen, Faneca celebrated the impressive feat the same way he used to celebrate the end of a football game: By drinking a beer. An Abita beer at the finish line, to be exact.
“A lot of people ask me, do I miss football? I don’t miss football but what I do miss is that first beer after a game,” Faneca said. “I had the same feeling after the race.”
Check out Faneca’s remarkable transformation in the photo below.
Photo via Twitter/@TheWhistle