You know Adam Richman, right? He’s the man with over 600,000 Twitter followers who talks about great food on shows like Amazing Eats, Food Fighters, and Man Vs. Food. He has also been involved in the world of competitive eating… But did you also know that Adam Richman played lacrosse?
Well, he did! Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Richman went to a bunch of different schools before settling in to, and graduating from, Midwood High School, in Midwood, Brooklyn. While he was at Midwood, Richman played lacrosse, and we’ve got photographic proof right here!
Adam Richman Played Lacrosse
— Adam Richman (@AdamRichman) August 21, 2014
First off, those jerseys are classic. Also, those Nike turf shoes are straight up legit. And Richman’s hair? It’s like a Jersey Shore blowout AND a modern hipster haircut. Was this guy the coolest, or what?
Oh, in case you missed it, Richman was also rocking the traditional stringing on an all black stick. It’s a thing of beauty! I could be wrong (I often am) but it looks like he’s rocking an STX Hi-Wall. Maybe it’s a Brine Shotgun. I’m not 100% sure, but it’s definitely not an offset head.
Is Richman still an athlete? Seems so! From Wikipedia:
On 8 June 2014 Richman represented the “Rest of the World” team in the annual Soccer Aid match against England at Old Trafford, Manchester in a game that combined former professional players and celebrities. Richman was quoted as saying that he lost 30 kilograms (66 lb) for the game, and cried when he was asked to take part.
Give this former lacrosse player a follow on Twitter. Adam Richman: lacrosse player, TBT enthusiast, and lover of traditional.
For more Throwback Thursday excellence, check out the LAS #TBT archives. And if you want more on traditional lacrosse sticks, look no further than HERE! Boom. Love it.