31 Dec '15, 7pm

How a former 275-pound linebacker lost 100 pounds and won a marathon

But Autrey wasn’t always fast. In fact, 12 years ago, he’d only run the length of a football field and weighed in at 275 pounds. Now, with 100 pounds off his 6-foot-3 frame, he still can’t believe he’s a serious runner. “I don’t think of myself as a runner all the time,” he said. “I think of myself as a guy who wanted to lose weight and then kind of started to like running.” With a solid build and explosive power, football was always Autrey’s sport. He played throughout high school in Illinois and came to accept his role as the big guy. “My buddies called me ‘Fat Jack,’” he said. “I was 275 pounds and I was a linebacker, so it wasn’t a big deal. It was just my nickname.” GET MORE RUNNER'S WORLD: Sign up for the RW Daily newsletter He went on to play DIII football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, but a rash of injuries early in his freshman year gav...

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