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05/26/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rex Ryan Weight Loss: Coach Loses 40 Pounds In Three Weeks

New York Jets fans may be surprised when they tune in to watch their team on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this summer. Rex Ryan, the team's football coach and epic bird-flipper, says he has lost 40 pounds in just three weeks.

In an interview with NFL Network, Ryan told Paul Burmeister, "I think I'm down 40 pounds for three weeks." In mid-March, it was revealed that the coach underwent a surgical weight-loss procedure.

If Ryan has indeed dropped so much weight in such a short period of time, it is all the more impressive given that he reportedly consumed a whopping 7,000 calories per day before he had the surgery.