Enormous 16-Pound Baby Made Headlines In 1983—Now He’s Fully Grown And Still Renowned For His Size

Sep 24, 2020 by apost team

In 1983, then 24-year-old Patricia Clark gave birth to her second child in the maternity ward of Community Memorial Hospital, located in New Jersey. Big babies seemed to run in her family, so she was expecting a decent-sized newborn. To everyone's surprise, Kevin Robert Clark weighed in at slightly more than 16 pounds at birth.

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Kevin's parents were worried about the baby's health since he was double the normal size of a newborn, but doctors checked him out and reassured them he was perfectly healthy. His parents struggled a bit with the fact he didn't fit into his crib or his baby clothes. Further details of the incredible birth are noted here in an archived report in The New York Times.


Kevin started out big and kept getting bigger. When he began junior high, he was already 6 feet 5 inches tall. Now, age 37, he stands 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 300 pounds.

Kevin likes to make jokes about his size, which has turned heads and attracted stares his entire life. He tells people he's 5 feet 21 inches tall, and when they ask if he plays basketball, he asks if they play miniature golf.

Military Career

Instead of going into basketball or football like everyone expected, Kevin joined the Air Force and then became a military policeman in Texas for a time before returning to school to get his MBA. He currently resides with his 6-foot-tall wife, Jenna, and a Great Dane, as reported here at the New York Post. He enjoys hunting and fishing.

Typically, a newborn full-term baby weighs 7.5 pounds.

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