From 2005-2008, Max Unger suited up for the Oregon Ducks and was the anchor of the offensive line that protected the likes of Kellen Clemens, Dennis Dixon, and Jeremiah Masoli.
In 2009 he was drafted in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Unger would play six seasons in the Emerald City protecting star quarterbacks like Matt Hasselbeck and Russell Wilson.
On March 16th, 2019, after 10 years in the NFL, Unger officially retired.
Over his time in Eugene and Seattle, as well as four seasons in New Orleans, Unger was listed as 6'5", 305 pounds. Three bills... It's safe to say that was the old Unger.
Unger recently sat down for an interview with New Orleans media, but odds are you may not have recognized him.
Former Saints pro bowl center Max Unger is meeting the NOLA media right now.— Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherWDSU) July 20, 2020
Says since he retired from the NFL after the NFC Championship game he’s lost 60 pounds in an effort to get in great shape.
Hear from Max tonight on @wdsu at 6pm and 10pm. pic.twitter.com/ktBgbDB0NF
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In the interview, Unger said that he has lost 60 pounds since he retired, all in an effort to get healthier.
When Unger retired in 2019, it was due to health issues. He was dealing with numerous lower-body injuries and his production was beginning to suffer. Doctors said Unger could return in 2019 with surgery, but the star center didn't want to spend the offseason in recovery. He opted instead to retire.
With time on his hand, Unger took the time to focus on his body,
Needless to say, retirement has been good to the former Seahawks and Ducks star.