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When losing is winning

Retired linemen often face weight battles -- with their lives at stake

Originally Published: November 27, 2013
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Antone Davis is still haunted by the 300-pound ghosts of his fellow University of Tennessee football alumni. Sitting stoically at the school's athletics facility in Knoxville, he names them softly, sadly.

Harry Galbreath.

Reggie White.

Bernard Dafney.

Chris Mims.

Larry Smith.

Daryle Smith.

A few years ago, as he swelled to nearly 500 pounds, they visited Davis constantly, relentlessly. They were all from the same generation of Volunteers ...

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