ADSellers

August 31st, 2013 at 10:26 AM ^

"Lewan took out a $3 million insurance policy, which covered career-ending injuries."

I always wonder about the insurance policies these projected top picks get. I wish there was more information out there about it.

jblaze

August 31st, 2013 at 10:33 AM ^

He probably went to a large agency. Those guys can get unique injury policies. It's not for a very large amount, so it's probably with 1 carrier, but could have multiple carriers.

My guess is that his policy is up to $3 million if he has an injury that prevents him from getting drafted/ playing football or even a lower pick, as measured by an agreed upon doctor.

ADSellers

August 31st, 2013 at 10:30 AM ^

He consulted the team’s nutritionist, Joel Totoro, who formerly worked with the New England Patriots, to revamp his diet. Now, every morning, he eats six hard-boiled eggs and two cans of tuna and downs a shot of olive oil. After he lifts weights, he drinks a protein shake and has three more eggs, two cans of tuna and another shot of olive oil. Lunch is two chicken breasts, a side salad — sometimes with feta cheese “if I’m feeling a little crazy” — and another shot of olive oil.

For his afternoon snack, he eats three more eggs and two more cans of tuna, which keeps him going until his dinner of two more chicken breasts, a shot of olive oil and a salad with no feta if he went crazy at lunch.

“This diet has consumed my life,” Lewan said, shaking his head.

 

What is the shot of olive oil supposed to do, specifically? Also, has anyone else noticed how much better in shape the entire team seems to be this year? Hiring Joel Tortoro looks like a genius move already.

PeteM

August 31st, 2013 at 11:07 AM ^

Lewan does seem like a very entertaining guy -- especially the Boss Hogg-steers for his caddy and tattoo 'stache. Also glad to see the byline by Michigan's (and the Michigan Daily's) own Tim Rohan.

LSAClassOf2000

August 31st, 2013 at 12:34 PM ^

"Now, every morning, he eats six hard-boiled eggs and two cans of tuna and downs a shot of olive oil. After he lifts weights, he drinks a protein shake and has three more eggs, two cans of tuna and another shot of olive oil. Lunch is two chicken breasts, a side salad — sometimes with feta cheese “if I’m feeling a little crazy” — and another shot of olive oil."

The diets of players always fascinated me really, but then I am not on Lewan's regimen of lifting and practices, so this diet would kill me most likely.

Great article and always nice to see Michigan and Michigan players get some love in a paper like the NYT.  Thanks for sharing this.