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Utahn Scott Mitchell weighs in one last time on the 'The Biggest Loser' finale

Utahn Scott Mitchell got on the Biggest Loser scale one last time Thursday during the finale of NBC's “The Biggest Loser: Glory Days.” This 16th season featured former athletes.

All of the eliminated contestants weighed in to see who lost the highest percentage of weight and win the $100,000 at-home prize.

Mitchell, 46, a former NFL and University of Utah quarterback, started “The Biggest Loser” at 366 pounds and after the beeping from the scale ended, he had lost 120 pounds or 32.79 percent.

“I hate that scale. I hate it,” Mitchell said with a smile after the weigh-in.

“You just beat it,” host Alison Sweeney said of Mitchell vs. the scale. “I’m pretty sure you win.”

Mitchell, a business owner and resident of Mapleton, Utah County, took the lead from Howard "Woody" Carter, 46, a former Arena Football League player from Las Vegas, who had lost 124 of his 398-pound starting weight, or 31.16 percent.

This season when an athlete was eliminated, he or she went to Comeback Canyon to workout with Bob Harper and face another cut contestant for a shot to be back in the competition.

Mitchell had won three one-on-one weigh-ins and lost to Carter, and Carter got back in the competition.

“I finally beat Woody,” Mitchell said after the weigh-in Thursday.

Ultimately, Jordan Alicandro, 32, lost 143 pounds or 44.27 percent of his 323-pound starting weight and won the $100,000 at-home prize.

Sweeney noted that many contestants looked to Mitchell as a leader, and Mitchell always had “words of wisdom” throughout the Biggest Loser experience.

“We’re here to celebrate what we’ve lost,” said Mitchell, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “But really for me, I’m here to celebrate what I’ve gained.

“I’ve gained a knowledge of making healthy food taste great. I’ve gained a passion for exercise, especially in the morning. I’ve gained some amazing friends. I’ve gained a deeper love for my family and to be present in their life everyday. I’ve gained a love for myself.”

The three finalists were Toma Dobrosavljevic, 33; physical education teacher Sonya Jones, 40; and 26-year-old Rob Guiry.

And every pound counted.

Jones lost 144 pounds or 50.88 percent of her starting 283 pounds, and Dobrosavljevic, who was the last one to weigh in, lost 171 pounds, or 50.89 percent or his 336-pound starting weight. He won the title of the Biggest Loser and won the $250,000 prize.

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