Carl Granderson is doing something few college football players do during the season: gaining weight.
The Wyoming true freshman defensive end is listed at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds. But
Granderson said this week he’s up to 205 pounds. Yes, that is still 30 to 40 pounds lighter than UW would like him to be, but it’s rare for any player to gain weight through the rigors of a season.
“I keep on eating through the day,” Granderson said. “I eat breakfast, snacks between classes, lunch, dinner. You have to be constantly eating, drinking shakes ad all that.”
Granderson also said he lifts weights twice a day — in the mornings before practice and at night after practice.
I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who wish they had to eat more. Sounds like a good thing, but it’s not as easy or fun as it sounds.
“It’s hard. The mornings are hard for me to eat. But gong into the games and playing against these big offensive tackles, I realize I have to put on weight fast. The games have really motivated me to get bigger so I can play better.”