Leif Olve Dolonen Larsen

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Leif Olve Dolonen Larsen
Date of birth (1975-04-03) April 3, 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Career information
Position(s) Defensive tackle
College Texas-El Paso
NFL draft 2000 / Round: 6
Career history
As player
2000–2001 Buffalo Bills
Career stats

Leif Olve Dolonen Larsen (born April 3, 1975) is a Norwegian athlete who has competed in shot put, American football and professional boxing.

Shot put[edit]

In shot putting, Larsen finished thirteenth at the 1992 World Junior Championships and fourth at the 1994 World Junior Championships. His last international athletics competition was the 1997 European under-23 Championships, where he finished eighth.[1] His personal best throw was 18.76 metres, achieved in April 1997 in Baton Rouge.[2]

American football[edit]

Larsen played college football for UTEP Miners and was drafted in 2000 by the Buffalo Bills, appearing with the team in the 2000 and 2001 seasons. At the 2000 NFL Combine, Larsen bench pressed 225 lb (102 kg) 45 times, one of the best marks of all-time.[3]

He was chosen five picks ahead of Pro Bowl and five-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft.


Larsen retired from football to pursue a boxing career. Since his first fight in 2003, he has won nine out of nine matches, eight of these by knockout.

He defeated British heavyweight boxer Danny Williams in Pabellon Municipal, Silla, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain on 2 December 2011.