Could Eddie Lacy be a lumberjack?

Jordan Schelling
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Eddie Lacy struggled to climb the tree with his 5-foot-11, 230-pound running back frame.

Packers running back Eddie Lacy is strong, but is he lumberjack strong?

As part of Gatorade's Beat the Heat program, the 5-foot-11, 230-pound running back recently was introduced to the world of lumberjack sports.

Competitive lumberjacks Shana Verstegen and Cassidy Scheer showed Lacy the ropes at the Paul Bunyan Northwood's Lumberjack Show in Wisconsin Dells.

Lacy tried tree climbing, two-man crosscut sawing and the ax throw, with mixed results. He struggled to make much progress up the tree, but used his considerable upper- and lower-body strength to excel in the crosscut saw and ax throw.

While Lacy appeared to enjoy the experience, it looks like a safe bet that he won't be switching from running back to lumberjack anytime soon.

The Beat the Heat program, now in its 11th year, is designed to educate athletes about the importance of hydration and other safety measures during the hot summer months.

Packers running back Eddie Lacy mastered the ax throw, hitting a bullseye on his third attempt.
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