Bartolo Colon and the out-of-shape Hall of Fame

New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon reacts on his way to the dugout in the seventh inning...

New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon reacts on his way to the dugout in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on May 28, 2014. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

John Matisz, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:06 AM ET

It's mid-August. It's hot out. It's beach season.

With the sports calendar relatively bare this time of year, many professional athletes are likely enjoying the sun and looking great doing so.

After all, when your job hinges on extended periods of physical activity, you're expected to have a lower body fat percentage than most.

Yet, over the years, certain men who have made a living in professional sports could very well fall under the banner "fat" or "overweight" or "obese".

We've all been there. Watching a game on TV, we've wondered -- aloud or internally, to our buddies or ourselves -- HOW THE HELL IS THIS GUY A PRO ATHLETE!?

It's odd, sure, but these folks have it all figured out: They're living a pro athlete's life while avoiding the hassle of maintaining a pro athlete's body.

These guys manage to do great things, too. Just last Friday night, Bartolo Colon recorded his 200th big-league win, joining Tim Hudson and C.C. Sabathia as the only active pitchers to accomplish the feat.

Although far from an exhaustive list, here's a look at some memorable out-of-shape athletes. Cheers to these 10 big men.

(Editor's note -- We've left out football's linemen since it's harder to find an in-shape lineman than an out-of-shape lineman; it's nearly a positional requirement to tilt the scales. And no, punching bag Phil Kessel, although seemingly chubby, does not make the cut either.)

BARTOLO COLON

Sport, position: Baseball, pitcher

Dimensions: 5-foot-11, 285 pounds*

Crowning achievement: 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner

Quotable: "I'm not worried about my weight. I've always been a big guy and I've always pitched that way. I'm comfortable with that."

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JARED 'HEFTY LEFTY' LORENZEN

Sport, position: Football, quarterback

Dimensions: 6-foot-4, 320 pounds*

Crowning achievement: 2007 Super Bowl champion

Quotable: "Friday mornings were always long for me because I'd get in the sauna and sweat it out. The most I had to lose was five pound in four hours, and that was hell." – on cutting weight while with the New York Giants

[Reuters]

MO 'THE HIT DOG' VAUGHN

Sport, position: Baseball, first baseman

Dimensions: 6-foot-1, 275 pounds

Crowning achievement: 1995 AL MVP

[Reuters]

DUSTIN 'BIG BUFF' BYFUGLIEN

Sport, position: Hockey, forward/defenceman

Dimensions: 6-foot-5, 265 pounds*

Crowning achievement: 2010 Stanley Cup champion

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JOHN KRUK

Sport, position: Baseball, first baseman/outfielder

Dimensions: 5-foot-10, 204 pounds

Crowning achievement: Three-time MLB all-star

Quotable: "Lady, I'm not an athlete. I'm a professional baseball player."

[Reuters]

DAVID 'BOOMER' WELLS

Sport, position: Baseball, pitcher

Dimensions: 6-foot-3, 248 pounds

Crowning achievement: Pitched perfect game on May 17, 1998

Quotable: "I drank beer and I had a career year." – summing up his 18-4 record in 1998

[Reuters]

JOHN 'LONG JOHN' DALY

Sport: Golf

Dimensions: 5-foot-11, 215 pounds*

Crowning achievement: Two-time Major tournament winner

Quotable: "I don't think I've ever stepped into a gym – they won't let me smoke there. I just thank God Miller Lite isn't as fattening as most beers. If I cut back on my beer, though, I'd look anorexic."

[Reuters]

PRINCE FIELDER

Sport, position: Baseball, first baseman

Dimensions: 5-foot-11, 275 pounds*

Crowning achievement: 2007 NL Hank Aaron Award winner

Quotable: "Scales are not allowed in my house."

[Reuters]

SEBASTIAN 'THE POLISH CANNON' JANIKOWSKI

Sport, position: Football, kicker

Dimensions: 6-foot-1, 260 pounds*

Crowning achievement: Most 60-plus-yard NFL field goals in a career

[Reuters]

DIONER NAVARRO

Sport, position: Baseball, catcher

Dimensions: 5-foot-9, 205 pounds*

Crowning achievement: 2008 AL all-star

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Honourable mention: JaMarcus Russell, C.C. Sabathia and Glen 'Big Baby' Davis are three guys who famously used to be out-of-shape athletes.

* = current weight according to source


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