From football to food justice, David Carter aka the 300 Pound Vegan’s journey is entering its second act at the early age of 30.
Born in Los Angeles, CA, David began his commitment to strength and success on the football field with pee-wee football. David’s passion for the sport continued through junior varsity, to college football at his alma mater UCLA, and ultimately the National Football League. David played for major teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, and Dallas Cowboys. During his professional football career David discovered the other side of pros sports; injuries, prescription medication, and excessive eating to maintain 300 plus pounds on his 6’ 5” frame. One fateful evening, watching the documentary Forks Over Knives changed his personal and professional life. David abandoned meat and dairy, and embraced a vegan lifestyle.
For the past three years and counting David has used his NFL connections to spread the word about his mission to build awareness and educate the masses living in “food deserts” globally. “ Food deserts” are defined as areas deprived of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers.
David has a multi-tiered career in food justice activism, film production, modeling (recently signed to Wilhelmina Modeling Agency), public speaking, and music festival production. David is currently developing a documentary in partnership with Uninterrupted ––Lebron James’ digital content platform––and recently signed a book deal with Serendipity Literary Agency to develop two books; a memoir and cookbook.
David has received press placements from; CNBC “Make It,” Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and other media outlets.
Guilt Free TV
NFL Defensive Lineman David Carter talks about his shift from an animal based diet to a plant based vegan diet and how it has changed his life forever.
Reese In The Cup
David Cater the 300 Pound Vegan Former NFL Oakland Raider Defensive Lineman gave a speech on Food Oppression at Laney College in Oakland for the Vegan Soul Wellness Festival. David Cater is a former Oakland Raider and he gives his view points of on starting a plant based diet and historical the historical context of animal products and junk food targeted to the urban community. Some examples include Food Desserts, Zoning Laws, Lactose Intolerance & The Dairy Industry among people of color, and more.