'Hefty Lefty' tweets hilarious response to NCAA rule change on snacks and meals
APR 15, 2014 8:11p ET
The NCAA's decision to change its outdated rule and allow Div. I student-athletes unlimited meals and snacks made headlines Tuesday.
The best reaction may have come from former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen.
"The Hefty Lefty," as Lorenzen has long been known, delivered a tweet Tuesday evening for the ages.
"I'll tell (you) what the NCAA really lucked out that I don't have any eligibility left," he wrote.
I'll tell u what the NCAA really lucked out that I don't have any eligibility left.— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) April 15, 2014
At 320 (or so) pounds, Lorenzen was still playing minor league indoor football as recently as February. He played at Kentucky from 2000-03. Kentucky listed him at 6'4, 260.
Lorenzen earned a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII as a backup quarterback. Despite being undrafted, he stuck with the Giants from 2004-07, then went to camp with the Indianapolis Colts in 2008.
Prior to the NCAA ruling change announced Tuesday, scholarship student-athletes received three meals a day or a food stipend. The new rule also allows walk-ons to attend training table and to receive unlimited meals.
The new rule will come into play on August 1. We'll see if Lorenzen applies for extra eligibility.
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