A Texas Pee Wee football league has ruled that a 300-pound seventh-grader is too big to play, according to Dallas-Fort Worth television station KDFW Fox 4's website.
How the hell is a 12 year old kid 6'0"+ and 300 pounds? Awful parenting.
I don't understand how they can complain about it. It's one thing to have a 145 pound kid playing, a 300 pound kid is a totally different story. A 145 pound kid tackling and landing on an 85 pound running back is one thing, a 300 pounder would literally crush him.
Lastly, the Association President is full of crap. "We have to adhere to the rule, but we'll let kids over 135 play if they have an X on their helmet."
And I can't not include a Mike Gundy mention since the kid comes home crying to his mom because someone called him fat.
This is totally ridiculous. The kid doesn't want to play in a school league that has kids in it that are still probably 175 lbs lighter than him because they have more experience. C'mon kid sack up, you are huge and could probably kill one of those kids if you really tried.
Also, the coach saying he could just wear an "X" on his helmet and play oline or dline is a moron. Can you imagine this kid pancake blocking some poor 135 lb kid on a run play.
The kid needs to do what every other kid in the history of big kids and sports did and play up an age bracket. Quit crying.
Not having played before isn't the pre wee league's problem. He should just man up and play on the 7th grade team. He'll still be twice the size of anyone else and it'll give him better instruction in the game.
My son - roughly 95 pounds at the time - played against a 5'10" 225 lb kid in 5th grade football in WDM (big kid was from Carroll). Kid lined up at guard, my son at DT. Wasn't pretty but he lived, even with the mountain of a kid landing on him on one play.
I'm guessing this 300# can't hardly move. Hard to hurt someone if you can't catch them.
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