Lucky Whitehead Filling Out This Offseason

Whitehead is now around eight pounds heavier than his rookie season playing weight

Dallas Cowboys receiver and return man Lucky Whitehead is now around eight pounds heavier than his playing weight during his rookie season, a change that Whitehead hopes will help his playmaking ability in his second year.

Definitely trying to maintain my weight through the season, because I did run a lot,” Whitehead said, per ESPN Dallas. “At the same time, being able to break that first tackle for that big play, that’s the stuff I need to do. I’m definitely seeing a progression from working out.”

Whitehead returned 16 kickoffs for 452 yards in 2015, an average of over 28 yards per attempt. He also had 19 punt returns for a total of 110 yards, an average of 5.8 yards per.

Whitehead’s impact figures to be seen even more in 2016, after his first full NFL offseason.

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“I think I’m a lot stronger,” Whitehead said. “I’m working on my lower body more than I have ever been. I’ve learned a lot just as a football player, being in the meeting rooms. I think I’ve grown a lot more.”

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