Eat, play, live?

Matt Kalil is packing on the pounds for the NFL. He's also putting his life in danger.

Updated: August 29, 2012, 8:05 PM ET
By Kevin Van Valkenburg | ESPN The Magazine

MATT KALIL, A MAN ROUGHLY THE SIZE of a Kodiak bear, is sitting across the table from me in the Vikings' cafeteria at training camp, eating his lunch with all the enthusiasm of an assembly-line robot. Covering his plate are mounds of chicken Alfredo and penne pasta, piles of carrots and bell peppers and a stack of french fries the size of apple wedges. A thick piece of buttered garlic bread sits atop the pyramid, as if to taunt him. Over the next 30 minutes, much of that food ...

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