When we think of a professional athlete, we think of men and women in peak physical condition. Players like Michael Jordan, Adrian Peterson, LaVonte David, LeBron James, or Steven Stamkos. Why? Because the word athlete leads you to believe that every athlete has zero body fat, muscles stacked on top of muscles, lightning speed and cat-like reflexes… while most do, there are some that have an exercise program that seems to include only a quick jog from the couch to the fridge for a six-pack.
So, without further ado, here are our picks for the sloppiest athletes of all-time!
5 – Cecil Fielder
Fielder’s baseball card listed him at 250 lbs… According to teammates, the slugger never met a fastball he didn’t like and never found a salad he did. Fielder did, however, muscle through the fat to become the first hitter in 13 season to hit 50 home runs or more in a season – not bad for a fatty!
4 – David Wells
Apparently the scales in baseball don’t read over 250 lbs because David Wells had the same magic number on his baseball card as Cecil Fielder. If you’re a parent sho is worried about your kids over eating, forget about because David Wells is the perfect example of a fat, yet successful athlete. in 1998 he threw a perfect game and was named the ALCS MVP. At the age of 44, he left the game with 239 career wins!
3 – John Daly
While golf isn’t exactly a sport built around chiseled athletes, it is one where it’s important to be able to see the ball when you look down to putt. This was certainly a challenge for former PGA champ John Daly. For years Daly was unapologetic about shoving cheeseburgers, beer, and cigarettes into his face. His bad habits, however, threatened his health and career, so he opted for lap band surgery and decided to curb his alcohol intake.
2 – Tony ‘Goose’ Siragusa
The ‘Goose’ owns a complete line of BBQ products and refers to himself as “the King of BBQ” (and the prince of pork, beef and veal). Siragusa brags about never missing a meal, which would explain his playing weight of 3945. It also explains his heavy breathing which can be heard above the crowd during football games now that he’s a sideline reporter for FOX.
1 – William ‘The Refrigerator’ Perry
Six foot, two inch 380 lbs William ‘The Refrigerator’ Perry had a memorable rookie season racking up 5 sacks and leading the Bears to a Super Bowl victory (he even scored a touchdown in the game from the fullback position). Over time, Perry became less effective… ultimately struggling at his position on the defensive line. That said, the ‘Fridge’ was able ti hang around the NFL for ten seasons and make it to the top of our list of the sloppiest athletes of all time!