Thomas Hargrove of Scripps Howard News Service found that the average weight of NFL athletes dropped more than a pound last year,
reversing a 20-year trend in which pro football's behemoths steadily gained
bulk at the rate of more than a pound per man per year. According to the Scripps Howard News Service study of the official rosters of 1,739 active players, 19 of the NFL's 32 teams are lighter than they were a year ago. "The total number of really big players who weigh 325
pounds or more has dropped from 95 in 2005 to 85 on the current rosters." This year the two lightest teams in the NFL - the Indianapolis
Colts and the Chicago Bears - will face each other in Sunday's Super Bowl. The study also found that the total number of really big players who weigh 325
pounds or more has dropped from 95 in 2005 to 85 on the current rosters. Also see the team-by-team analysis.