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Ex-NFLer Scott Mitchell, Damien Woody join 'The Biggest Loser'

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

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When you're a world-class athlete and you step away from the game, it's difficult to stay in the best shape. Ask ex-Lions and Dolphins quarterback Scott Mitchell, who gained enough weight since leaving the game of football to warrant joining NBC's weight-loss reality television show The Biggest Loser.

Mitchell, since leaving the game in the early aughts, has ballooned up to 366 pounds. He'll be joined on the show by former Jets offensive lineman Damien Woody, currently 388 pounds (relatively svelte compared to Mitchell's increase in girth).

Now 46 years old and 366 pounds, Mitchell has sleep apnea and high blood pressure. Weight has been an issue since age 35 due to a busy life and poor diet. With five kids ranging in age from 11 to 21, he wants to be there for his family and is ready to embrace a healthy lifestyle. When he loses the weight, he says he wants to look amazing in clothes and be physically active.

Losing weight and getting healthy is a good thing -- hopefully Mitchell and Woody can stick around long enough to make the show work for them.

Wink of the CBS Eye to Deadspin for the find

Scott Mitchell will be on 'The Biggest Loser' this coming season.
Scott Mitchell will be on 'The Biggest Loser' this coming season. (Getty Images/NBC.com)

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