After juco transfer Cortez Kennedy tipped the scales at 370 his junior year, Randy Shannon, who had graduated the year before, was assigned to help him keep the weight down. Now that Kennedy is entering the NFL Hall of Fame, he's reminiscing about the little things that got him where he is today. On an interview with KJR in Seattle, Kennedy explained:
Randy Shannon used to stay in my apartment and watched the refrigerator so I wouldn't get up and eat late at night. We would get up early in the morning at the University of Miami, working out three times a day, not eating that much, drinking a lot of water. Randy, he'd play a lot of mind games with me and he was there for me. He taught me how to work.
At the end of Kennedy's rookie season in Seattle, he weighed in at a svelte 293.
[via Sports Radio Interviews]