Tyron Smith Can Bench Press 600-700 Pounds Per Travis Frederick

Posted: Jun 8 2015, 9:03pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Sports News


Tyron Smith Can Bench Press 600-700 Pounds Per Travis Frederick
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  • Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Tyron Smith can bench press between 600 and 700 pounds, per his teammate Travis Frederick.

Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Tyron Smith can bench press between 600 and 700 pounds, per his teammate Travis Frederick.

Tyron Smith is the undisputed king of the bench press among NFL players. 

That is because the Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman can bench press anywhere between 600 and 700 pounds, per a June 8 update from The Dallas Morning News. Cowboys center Travis Frederick was the one who told the paper about Smith's amazing prowess.

"He does crazy things in the weight room that I wish that I could do and I never will be able to do, unfortunately," Frederick told The Dallas Morning News on Monday. "It wouldn't be unusual to see a small car."

Smith also works hard to stay in shape at a lean 320 pounds. One way he does this is by consuming a lot of nutrients. Frederick told the paper Smith just keeps on binging even if he feels full. 

"It really pains me to watch it," Frederick told The Dallas Morning News. "I think it's a little unfair."

The article features several other things the casual fan does not know about Smith. 

Smith was a five-star recruit coming out of USC in 2011. In fact, Scout.com (via The Dallas Morning News) considered him as the top prospect at the tackle position that year. He eventually made Cowboys franchise history by being the first offensive lineman Jerry Jones drafted in the first round since he took over as owner in 1989. 

Smith, who went ninth in the 2011 NFL draft, is also the highest-ranked offenisve lineman the Cowboys drafted since they took John Niland with the fifth overall pick in 1966. 

The Cowboys then locked up Smith to a $12.5 million rookie deal. According to The Dallas Morning News, he agreed to send money to his parents in installments. Unfortunately, his stepfather, Roy Pinkney, his mother, Frankie Pinkney and some of his siblings couldn't get enough.

In Oct. 2012, Smith's then-lawyer, John Schorsch, told The Dallas Morning News that Smith's "mom and/or the stepdad threatened the physical well-being of Tyron and the life of his girlfriend."

Later that month, two of his sisters went to his home while he was at the team hotel to ask for money. This prompted his girlfriend to call 911. What's more is Smith filed a protective order against his parents which barred them from going to the Cowboys' training camp in California. 

However, one of his brothers, whom Smith said he has not seen in quite some time, showed up at the facility. He eventually had to be escorted out by security, per The Dallas Morning News. 

A year later, Smith told The Dallas Morning News he was okay with the idea of forgiving his family.

"If all the incidents stop and they just give me the space that I've asked for," Smith said. "The takeaway from this is don't let people take advantage of you. And its all right to say no to certain people."

Prior to his NFL career, Smith was involved in the family business known as "Pinkney's Cleaning Service." According to ESPN (via The Dallas Morning News), he and his siblings would clean buildings and four or five in the morning before going to school at 8 a.m.

Smith lent a helping hand to the emergency workers in the 2013 fertilizer explosion in West, Texas by serving them food, per The Dallas Morning News

Last month, ESPN NFL Insider and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik (via ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer) said Smith is one of 24 non-quarterbacks every NFL team should covet

"He's a dominant tackle with an elite combination of power and athleticism who can play on either the left or right side," Dominik wrote in his ESPN Insider piece on May 29.

Archer says there is no chance Smith signs with another team soon considering he just inked a 10-year, $110 million deal last summer. The only chance this happens is when he doesn't play well in the next few seasons.

What's more is the Cowboys are most likely to sign him to another extension once the 10-year contract is up considering the number of players at his position who play well into their 30s, per ESPN Dallas.

The 24-year-old Smith has performed so well several college players are trying to pattern their style of play after his. Two of Smith's teammates with the Cowboys, Chaz Green and La'el Collins, proclaimed this when they were playing for their respective NCAA teams, the Florida Gators and LSU Tigers, per Archer.

Collins, whom Dallas signed to a three-year deal on May 7, told ESPN Dallas how much he looks up to Smith:

"It's incredible because I know how hard it is. It's not easy at all. A guy like that you can tell he's done this thing a thousand times over and over and over. I just feel like if I can continue to work the same way he works and put the time he puts in and everybody on the offensive line (puts in), I think it's going to help us out a whole lot."

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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.




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