Visualization of the Week: NFL Players Getting Beefier

It is amazing what data can tell you. Football players are getting bigger. Noah Veltman, a developer for the WNYC Data News team, shows by how much through an animated heatmap. You can mouse the slider back and forth quickly for maximum effect, or stop at a particular year.

 

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In the beginning, the league clustered in the bottom left. No one was over 300 pounds, and everyone was 6 feet and 4 inches tall or shorter. These days, player height weight are spread out more and shifted towards the top right. Now that’s BIG data!

 

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