Former NFL QB Scott Mitchell Joining 'The Biggest Loser' After Weight Gain

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffAugust 6, 2014

via NBC

Former quarterback Scott Mitchell played in the NFL from 1990-2001 with a listed weight of 240 pounds. He'll now head to NBC's The Biggest Loser to attempt to drop down from his current weight of 366 pounds. 

Mitchell now suffers from sleep apnea and has high blood pressure. He says his biggest motivation is to be able to provide as a father for his children, ages 11 to 21, after seeing his father pass away from obesity-related issues.

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Mitchell will be joined this season by fellow former NFLer Damien Woody, who now weighs 388 pounds. Season 16 premieres on September 11 on NBC.

[NBC, h/t USA Today's FTW via Sporting News]

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