The Baltimore Sun
12:07 PM EDT, October 18, 2013
In addition to keeping up with his six kids and working for the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline, Matt Birk has apparently become even more of a fitness nut in retirement than he was as a player.
After getting up to as much as 310 pounds during his final Super Bowl-winning season with the Ravens, he’s now at 235 pounds and wants to become the cover model for a magazine backed by fitness company ViSalus, according to the Ravens' website.
Here’s what Birk told the site about losing weight and changing his lifestyle:
“I wasn’t going to go to Chipotle and get two burrito bowls at 9:30 at night anymore,” Birk joked. “I never thought I would pose for a picture with my shirt off. But I wanted to show people that it can be done and that we’re all in this together.
“I don’t really think of myself as a model. Maybe a glove model.”
Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun