Spicy Or Mild?: Evan Neal Reveals His Relatable Cheat Meal
The days of 350-pound offensive linemen eating whatever they can get their hands on are long gone. NFL and elite college offensive linemen, like those found at Alabama, live structured and regimented lifestyles to stay prepared for the greatest stages in the sport.
At Alabama's 2022 Pro Day on Wednesday, Nick Saban's potential first No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, OT Evan Neal, told reporters how he maintains his combination of size and otherworldly athleticism with a constant diet.
"I like to stay within 3,500 to 4,000 calories a day," said the 6-foot-7, 337 pound All-American. Based on a normal 2,000-calorie-per-day diet, Neal eats nearly twice as much as other adult males.
While his on-field play and off-the-field feats can look superhuman at times, he also still gets time for a cheat meal now and then like everyone else. Neal said his go-to for a diet road trip is one of Chick-fil-A's spicy deluxe sandwich meal combos.
"Back in the day, I might've ordered two of them - but I can't do that these days."
Neal said that he is allergic to seafood, "a bummer," but he generally enjoys eating lean with rice and proteins like rotisserie chicken, steak, turkey and beans.
The first-team All-SEC tackle is slated to be a top-five pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
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