Count this one in a bucket that was a bit unexpected. According to Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, quarterback Justin Fields has been working hard to get better in practice, and that includes changing everything he can for the better.
One of those areas is apparently his diet according to Wilson–like changing to a vegan diet to get leaner. As with anything Fields does, he went all-in when he made the decision to change what goes into his body.
“He made a commitment because he wanted to be a little bit leaner, wanted to take care of himself even better — wanted to be faster,” said Wilson. “He just made a commitment to a style of diet. Not that that’s the perfect diet, that was the one he wanted.”
Wilson said even the nutrition staff for the football team helped with specialized offerings to meet the vegan lifestyle.
“What’s neat is that our nutrition people here were also able to complement,” said Wilson. “Where every day even within our program we might have steaks and chicken, or whatever going on for a meal, he has the meals set for him that we’re able to provide — which I think is pretty cool. We have a couple kids that are actually doing that. That’s just how they want to eat, I think that’s awesome.”
Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson is doing a zoom call right now. He said Justin Fields has switched to a vegan diet.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) September 25, 2020
We’re hearing the reports from everyone about Fields’ buy-in to being the best he can be, and it has to be like waiting to unwrap a Christmas gift for Ohio State fans.
Ryan Day recently said Fields has been an exemplary leader on the team, working hard, staying committed, including changing his diet. We now know what that change in diet entailed.
If a guy’s willing to make such drastic changes in almost every area to reach his full potential, the Big Ten could be in a world of hurt this fall.
According to Wilson, the changes and hard work are paying off.
“I think he just did it to be leaner, take care of himself and be stronger and faster, and he looks that way,” said Wilson. “He’s a stronger and faster player.”
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