Playing football is not something that the average player will do for a very long time. The physical, and mental, strain that the game takes on the human body is heavily strenuous.
But there are some players who continue to defy Father Time and extend their careers in the league.
Who is the oldest player in the NFL?
Many would have easily guessed Tom Brady as the oldest player in the NFL until his retirement from active football. In August last year, Brady turned 44 making him the oldest player in the NFL until he decided to retire.
Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, who turned 40 years old on Dec. 12 is currently the oldest player in the NFL.
Meet Andrew Whitworth The Oldest Player in NFL
Andrew James Whitworth is an American football tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League.
He played college football at LSU, where he twice received first-team All-SEC honors, and was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Born on December 12, 1981 (age 40 years), in Monroe, Louisiana, in the United States of America, Andrew is said to have a height of 2.01 m with his weight also standing at 152 kg.
Andrew is married to his beautiful wife Melissa with whom they have a beautiful daughter together known as Emily Whitworth.