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Marshal Yanda's post-retirement transformation continues to amaze

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Sep 29, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive guard Marshal Yanda (73) looks on during a football game against the Cleveland Browns in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium.
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The quarantine-15 may have hit many Americans, but Marshal Yanda is definitely not one of them.

Since his retirement at the end of the 2019 NFL season, Yanda has adopted a new lifestyle and dropped upward of 60 pounds in the past few months as a result. On Tuesday, Baltimore Sun reporter Jonas Shaffer shared an updated photo of the former Ravens offensive lineman on Twitter where he looks completely unrecognizable. The post was accompanied by the fitting caption: "Your newest Ravens slot receiver, Marshal Yanda."

Between his final NFL game and his retirement ceremony in early March, Yanda dropped a whopping 45 pounds. By May, he had dropped 60 total – going from 312 to 245 pounds.

Weight loss is not uncommon for offensive lineman following the end of their careers, and given Yanda’s lifestyle while he played, it’s understandable. During his 13-year career, he would eat around 6,000 calories a day – now he is down to 2,200. 

He also became an avid stationary biker, and according to Tuesday’s picture, it looks like he has taken his biking outdoors.

While Yanda has already said he’s 60 pounds down as of May, he is clearly still working at it and loving his new lifestyle post-football.