Lorenzen on his nicknames: ‘I love them, I absolutely love them’
Former NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen said he’s having a great time playing for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Continental Indoor Football League, but had he known the viral attention his play received from last night’s game, he would have made one change.
“It was really fun, I had a great time,” Lorenzen told The Jim Rome Show. “Trust me, man, if I knew all of this was going to come, because I look God-awful in white, I probably would have changed my colors.”
Rome asked the quarterback if the listed weight of 320 pounds on the team’s website was accurate.
“Like you said Jim, 320 pounds list, bud,” Lorenzen laughed. “After the game they sent us Moe’s, so I may be 321,322, but that’s about it.”
The former University of Kentucky star acknowledges he’s larger than his current offensive line, but that’s nothing new.
“I’m bigger than all of them,” said Lorenzen. “But I was bigger than my lineman in college; I was bigger than some of them in the NFL. When I came out of the womb I was 13 pounds, 3 ounces, from the get go.”
Despite throwing 81 touchdowns in the Ultimate Indoor Football League in 2011 and the NFL’s becoming more adapting to spread offenses, the nimble Lorenzen doesn’t have his sights on going back.
“I’m a realistic man,” said Lorenzen. “I love what the offenses are doing nowadays in college and the NFL, but I’m realistic. I’m just out here trying to have some fun and throw a couple more touchdowns before I hang up the cleats.”
Lorenzen said he’s embraced and had fun with all the nicknames he’s been given over the years.
“I love them. I absolutely love them,” said the 32 year old. “I was listening to some of your other ones [like] The Abominable Throwman. All of these, I love them. I was given them in college and there were websites dedicated to these things.”
His favorite nickname is probably the most famous.
“I always said it was J. Lo,” said Lorenzen. “Because I thought eventually she’s going to want to meet me and that didn’t pan out. So, I think its Hefty Lefty. I think that’s the one everyone is stuck with.”
As for his play now, Lorenzen was asked if he were to break into the open field, and a cornerback was between him and the goal line, what would he do?
“Well, obviously, I’m going to juke him. I mean, come on,” said the quarterback. “No, you know what I’m going to do – I look into his eyes, and if he looks down, I’m either going to try to go around him or jump over him. But if he’s looking at me, eye to eye, I’m going to try run him over.”