Ravens rookie Ben Cleveland clears up ‘squirrel diet’ rumors initially appeared on NBC Sports Washington
For all of the preseason pleasure round rookie vast receiver Rashod Bateman and linebacker Jason Oweh, the Ravens’ third-round decide has piqued the curiosity of lots of Baltimore followers.
The 6-foot-6, 343-pound offensive guard out of Georgia, Ben Cleveland, who goes by “Huge Nation” on Twitter, turned heads at his Professional-Day when he ran a 4.97 second 40-yard sprint. However past his not possible combo of dimension and velocity, his “squirrel weight loss plan” has actually piqued the curiosity of followers and reporters alike.
Throughout Friday’s rookie minicamp press convention, Cleveland clarified that his furry pals aren’t his first-choice meat, however they undoubtedly did the trick whereas he was rising up within the small, north-Georgia city of Toccoa.
“It was extra so a type of issues the place you eat what you bought within the freezer from the autumn,” Cleveland stated. “So, had a couple of squirrels freeze dried in there. So you get somewhat hungry and ain’t acquired no extra deer meat left, you fry you up a squirrel or two and go eat that.”
Cleveland admitted that he hadn’t paid a lot consideration to his weight loss plan earlier than getting to school. He recalled having a pair pizzas to himself on Tuesday nights after highschool practices. Since school, nonetheless, he stated he is reduce on quick and fried meals. That does not imply he is completely achieved with squirrels by any means.
“Up right here, our acorns and stuff aren’t actually pretty much as good as those down south,” Cleveland stated. “However should you put sufficient seasoning on it, you can also make it style like something you need it to style like.”
Baltimore squirrels and anybody lining up in opposition to Baltimore’s rookie behemoth this season, beware.