Football Prospect Says Chipotle Burritos Helped Him Gain Enough Weight for the NFL

Adam Shaheen, a tight end with his eyes on the NFL, said that eating ‘a ton’ of Chipotle burritos helped him bulk up

We bet he doesn’t mind paying $2 extra for guac’.

It’s a fairytale football story that might end up with one NFL prospect playing in the big leagues thanks—at least in part—to Chipotle’s fattening burritos.

Adam Sheehan is a tight end and a Division II prospect for the NFL. But although he has not made the big time yet, he’s already making headlines. Sheehan attended Ashland in Ohio (which hardly produces any professional football players), and bulked up quick—going from a 195-pound high school basketball player to 277-pound NFL prospect in just a few years. Now he’s bigger than any of the other tightend prospects that big name teams are looking at, according to SB Nation. But what’s his secret?

“A lot of Chipotle burritos. A lot of burritos,” he told reporters. “No, it all honestly it was a lot of burritos. It was a year and a half to two years of constant[ly telling friends], ‘Sorry, guys, I can’t hang out. I gotta go eat.’”


Just one steak burrito with all of the fixings is 1270 calories and 60 grams of fat, so bulking up with Chipotle sounds like a smart move.