Oakland Raiders: Tight End David Ausberry Adds 20 Pounds, Does Not Lose a Step!
Stuart Kovacs – Jun 1, 2012
In the Oakland Raiders’ 2011 NFL Training Camp, a young, relatively scrawny new player stepped onto the field. At 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds, the player seemed way too small to be a tight end in the NFL. That player was David Ausberry and much has changed since then.
Ausberry is now weighing in at 265 pounds which is 20 more than a year ago. He feels extremely good and doesn’t think he’s lost any quickness.
“I don’t feel like I lost anything, but that just comes with a lot of technique. You’ve got to be able to know your opponent and be able to separate from people, and that’s pretty much what I’m trying to do.”
For Ausberry, it wasn’t very difficult to add the weight and muscle. He credits his new appearance to the hard work he put in at the weight room.
“It wasn’t that hard, but if you’re lifting a lot it comes on pretty quick, that’s pretty much what happened. Playing weight I’ll be back down to about 258 or 255 or so. But right now, it’s just trying to get a little bit more muscle on the upper body and try to stay fit. "
The extra muscle Ausberry has added can only help him as he makes a run to become the starting tight end for the Raiders in 2012. If reports of this extra weight not slowing him down are accurate, then the rest of the league better take notice.
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