There have been plenty of lists dedicated to mockingly celebrating the fattest athletes in sports, which is fine. A little mean-spirited of course, but fine.
However, when it comes to professional athletes, there's a difference between being fat and being just straight up massive. That's not to say fat athletes can't be massive too—they most certainly can. It's just weight isn't the only deciding factor.
Height plays a huge role in someone's overall stature. The problem is that it's not easy to quantify height and weight together. Well…it's not easy unless you've got a pretty badass mathematical formula that allows you to do just that.
Which I do, obviously. You can trust me on that, or click over to this spreadsheet for additional details.
That being said, this list of 35 isn't the definitive list of every one of the most massive athletes in sports. It's more of a sampling from most major sports, chosen to reflect a very wide range of largeness. If we were going for straight size, these would all be sumo wrestlers.
Alright. Let's go.