I’m David Carter, the 300 Pound Vegan. I was a defensive end at UCLA and played in the NFL from 2011 to 2015. I now devote my time to promoting plant-based eating.
I’ve been playing football for most of my life, and became vegan more than two years ago. I had no idea how it would impact my performance, but I found that it only helped. After a few months of eating vegan, I found that I had more energy, shorter recovery time after workouts, and increased stamina. Several consistent, nagging injuries I had for years became less of a problem.
I now work with Vegan Outreach, traveling the country as a public speaker and humane educator. I also focus much of my outreach to communities of color to create a more inclusive movement.
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