Chargers Rookie Linebacker Eats 21,396 Calories in 43 Minutes

Watch an NFL linebacker eat a week's worth of food in one sitting.

You might remember San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Brock Hekking from his time at the University of Nevada. Hekking was certainly a good college player, but he's probably better known for the fact that he looks like the bad guy in an 80s movie.

Now, Hekking's lighting the Internet ablaze with an incredible eating feat. According to a video from Bleacher Report, Hekking recently downed 21,396 calories in just 43 minutes.

That's a mind-boggling amount of food, even for a 6-foot-3, 250-pound NFL linebacker. Here's the mountain of grub Hekking reportedly put away:

  • 2 racks of beef ribs
  • 2 racks of baby back ribs
  • 1 whole chicken
  • Large side of fries
  • Large onion rings
  • 2 pulled pork sandwiches
  • 1 giant sausage
  • 1 pound of mac and cheese
  • Bite of coleslaw
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 64-ounce Mountain Dew

We were initially skeptical about whether Hekking could eat that much food so quickly, but it's not impossible. At the 2013 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest, competitive eater Joey Chestnut downed 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes, which equals a total of 26,816 calories. So it is plausible that Hekking managed 21,396 calories in 43 minutes.

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We hope Hekking didn't have to head to practice after filming this video—or else most of those calories might have ended up on the turf.

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