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The 6-Foot-Tall, 300-Pound 12-Year-Old Who’s Too Big For His American Football League
Meet ELijah Earnhardt. A Texas Pee Wee football has deemed him too big for his league.
Elijah Earnhardt, 12, was informed this past weekend by the Mesquite Pee Wee Football Association that he is not allowed to play in the league, according to the report posted on MyFoxDFW.com.
The league’s rule is that any seventh-grader weighing more than 135 pounds is barred and must play in his school’s league, according to the report.
But Earnhardt, who is more than 6 feet tall, and his mother, Cindy, told the website that they still are pushing for admission into the league.
“I don’t want to play in school right now because it’s people that’s had experience and I want to get some experience first and then start playing,” Elijah Earnhardt told the website. “I just want to play because my teammates are my friends — I know them. I don’t want to go play for somebody else I don’t know.”