Transcript for 400-Pound High School Football Player Wows Scouts
because you figure, when you have a 400-pound running back, plying his trade, there's more than meets the eye. Now, an upclose and personal look for you at that giant of a high school football player. Your eyes are not deceiving you. This one, we first told you about on monday. Bigger than anyone in the nfl. And for his size, he's really a remarkable athlete. One that has college recruiters salivating. Football players are generally big. But this big? At 6'4", and 400 pounds, 17-year-old tony picard isn't just the largest player at his washington state high school. No. He's some 50 pounds heavier, than the bears' iconic big man, william perry. But belying his obvious size, picard isn't a lineman. He's a running back, leaving his opponents half his size trying to tackle him. It takes multiple guys to take me down. Four or five. You see the other team shaking heads. Do I really have to tackle this guy? Reporter: Tony isn't just the co-captain of his football team, at this small school. He's also a varsity basketball player. Not bad for a kid who was once too big to play peewee football. That's him at six months. I started playing football in middle school. I've been in love ever since. Reporter: Tony's family and teammates say the only thing bigger than his frame is his massive heart. Very mature for his age. He's caring. And he's like my big teddy bear. Really good to have somebody like tony as a leader. And he can guarantee you a good couple yards when you need it. Tony is a good leader, indeed, leading his team into the washington state playoffs. Also, want to make it clear. On the native american reservation, he's a guiding light for so many young kids who look up to him and think, it could be me, too, if I gain 300 more pounds. Big kid. He's going to get a further education, so important for everybody. Important for the entire community. His mom calls him a big teddy bear. Very big. We have ginger in for the
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