Packers linebacker hooks 400-pound shark

Posted at 3:53 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 20:46:03-04

A Green Bay Packers linebacker used to dragging down speedy running backs is spending his offseason hauling in even bigger prey.

Sam Barrington posted a photo on his Instagram account showing him corralling a 400 pound bull shark off the coast of Palm Beach Florida last week. He says it took 45 minutes to haul the huge shark in.

Barrington caught the shark while recording an episode of the fishing show BlacktipH.

But lest you think Barrington is living too much of a life of leisure during his time off, fear not Packers fans — Barrington posted on Twitter Sunday that he arrived in Green Bay, just in time for offseason workouts Monday.