Mom: Football league discriminates against 297-pound son

Cincy Earnhart says her son should be able to play against kids one-third his size. (AP Photo)

Cindy Earnhart says her son should be able to play against kids one-third his size. (AP Photo)

Herschel Walker’s mom once told Lewis Grizzard that she was not keen on her son playing football for fear of injury — to other players.

That’s not a concern for a Texas mother, who insists her nearly 300-pound son should be able to play peewee football against kids one-third his size.

According to the Associated Press, Mesquite Pee Wee Football Association President Ronnie Henderson said 12-year-old Elijah Earnheart is not eligible because at 6-foot-1 and 297 pounds, he exceeds the league’s weight limit for seventh-graders — by more than 160 pounds.

Cindy Earnheart, the boy’s mother, was furious.

“They would not even let him weigh in on the scales like every single boy out there,” she said. “He might be the size of a grown man but he’s 12 years old and he has feelings, too.”

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She said her son was a victim of discrimination (sizeism?).

“No one is telling boys who are too thin or too small that they can’t play football,” she said. “Why tell my kid he’s too big?

“Isn’t bigger better in football? Football is a contact sport. If you don’t want your son tackled, get him off the field.”

Henderson defended his decision.

“We’ve got little boys that play against him that are 85, 95 and 100 pounds,” Henderson said. “We have to look out for all the kids, not just him.”

Elijah could play for his middle school team, but since he hasn’t played much football he was hoping to gain experience against the little guys.

Cindy Earnhart told local TV station KTBC that she’s not about to give up.

“This is what he wants to do and I’m going to make it happen,” she said.

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August 20th, 2012
12:13 pm

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August 20th, 2012
12:14 pm

Van…it’s a given. These kind of people make me sick.

Nick Saban

August 20th, 2012
12:17 pm

Somebody send me her phone number! QUICK!!!


August 20th, 2012
12:20 pm

Hi! Uh, how did this conversation become political? And why did this become about Democrats vs. Republicans? And why the hatred? The sun is shining. It’s a beautiful day. Get out and see the world, even if it’s on your lunch break.

As far as the kid goes, the middle school team has unlimited weight, but it seems like he’s afraid to go because he never played before. So someone needs to talk him through it and get him over his fear.

By the way, this happens EVERY YEAR! This isn’t that big of a deal. He just needs to know that in order to keep youth football safe, you need to have those weight limits. It’s also to protect him, as well; because he won’t be able to properly tackle and block if he’s playing with kids that small.

But seriously, folks… not everything is Republican v. Democrat; or Liberal v. Conservative. Sometimes, it’s just about a 12 year-old scared kid and a protective parent looking out for their child’s interest.


August 20th, 2012
12:24 pm

Manny – Thank You. Well said!

Rick Ankle

August 20th, 2012
12:25 pm

Let him play against smaller kids. Teach the smaller kids how to attack his ankles. Every play, every down put him on the ground.


August 20th, 2012
12:27 pm

mama’s political party:

Entitled Idiot Party.
Moron Party.
Party Party.
Freefeeding Party aka Buffet

Pat D`

August 20th, 2012
12:31 pm

That mother has lost he mind, he could severely hurt another child. She is crazy

Typical Obama Voter

August 20th, 2012
12:32 pm

This is the fault of George Bush and the white power stucture trying to hold down the black man.

Jerry Springer

August 20th, 2012
12:34 pm

Cindy Earnhart is HOT!

5150 UOAD`

August 20th, 2012
12:37 pm

Let the boy play.
August 20th, 2012
11:38 am

@5150 UOAD,

Well, I guess if you look at it that way. But he should have just as much right to play as every other kid his age.

He does have the same Right to Play as every other kid his age.
He has the same Right to Drive as every other person to drive when he turns 15 IF he passes the RULES set by the DMV.

5150 UOAD`

August 20th, 2012
12:43 pm

My nephew will take the HIT for the League.
My 98 lb 12 yr old nephew will take a long run and Dive on the kids Kneecap and CRUSH Fat boy’s Knee.
Game over.
Career Over
MOM cries.
League problem over.


August 20th, 2012
12:44 pm

maybe the falcons could use him they only have 7 players his size


August 20th, 2012
12:53 pm

Where in the hell is child welfare? What is his mother trying to do? Kill him before he can turn 16. WTH. Put this child on a healthy diet with a LOT of exercising and Mom you should join in also. Set a good example for your child. OMG! He could play against the Falcons and he’s 12 y/o. CPS do your JOB! Peace

hal combo

August 20th, 2012
12:54 pm

@EastRepeat: Typical entitled dummycrat: Hey, imaginary repeat! Come kiss my azz!

The Factor

August 20th, 2012
1:03 pm

@Let the boy play

Yes, but you also have to use reasonable logic, not “entitlement” which is lost on the few who have their hand out for – “MINE”. The 99% need to be protected which is why there are rules in every aspect of life. 5150 gave you a good example..


August 20th, 2012
1:15 pm

I don’t know what the 7th graders at this boy’s middle school look like but, at my kid’s middle school, there’s not a 7th grader on the place that is the size of this kid!


August 20th, 2012
1:16 pm

WOW!!!! So sad to read some of the idiotic statements posted here. I mean, I knew we had some hateful, bigoted people in this world, but quit already, and to throw politics into this, is so pitiful. To the people so preoccupied with hating the President, I feel so sorry for you. You have lost all grasp of reality. Stop living in 1945, this is the 21st century.

The Truth

August 20th, 2012
1:21 pm

I bet he’s as soft as warm butter. This is a great lesson on life for the kid – nothing is fair. Learn to deal with it at an early age.


August 20th, 2012
1:21 pm

Everything is going to be alright! He will play in the furture if all goes well. Hve patient!!


August 20th, 2012
1:22 pm

@5150 C’mon man sounds like you could use a little anger management in your life, because breaking a CHILD’S knee is not the answer to the problem. His mom could use some serious counseling if she thinks it’s okay for a 12 year old to weigh 297lbs. in the first place.We as a society need to stop the name calling and the violence we try to inflict on one another.

The Truth

August 20th, 2012
1:25 pm

Looks like Tarzan, hits like Jane…imo

R of TX

August 20th, 2012
1:29 pm

I knew this was coming, he’s too big to play on PEEWEE, get the name PeeWee, he’s hugh no he should not be able to play.


August 20th, 2012
1:34 pm

HELL NO ..he should not be -playing with those little kids! Maybe his mom should put Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity program in place in her home! This is the sign of a parent trying to gain the simpathy vote on what he or she is NOT doing. Instead of complaining about why he can’t play due to his size, MAKE him get out there and practice and weight train with them to TEACH his good sportsmanship (not to mention that would help prep him for the next league up in weight class or school! Come on parents let’s look at being the one to help out own kids cause YOU are killing them.


August 20th, 2012
1:35 pm

Apparently, everything IS bigger in Texas. Wow. This kids needs to be in a fitness and diet program, just not with kids 1/3 his size.

5150 UOAD`

August 20th, 2012
1:37 pm

GrandmaJo…………..No anger just a response to the MOM wanting her BABY to learn the game against the Lil Guys.
Well I have a LIL GUY that will show his CRYING mom what happens in football on the BAD SIDE to her child.
Like Forrest gump said,”S..t Happens.”


August 20th, 2012
1:44 pm

Maybe Obama can call his momma and make everything better.


August 20th, 2012
1:45 pm

This isn’t the whole story. The kid doesn’t have enough experience to play for his middle school. The Pee Wee league also has multiple players over the weight limit. They just have to play O-line or D-line and wear an X on their helmets. This is why nobody reads the ajc.


August 20th, 2012
1:46 pm

Maybe his momma can get him on the Dallas Cowboy’s practice team.


August 20th, 2012
1:50 pm

Let’s see… she criticizes the smaller kids parents for not wanting their kids to get hurt by her big kid, but she won’t let her big kid son play with other big kids who are his own size because HE might get hurt. Talk about self-centered and self-absorbed.

Here’s the problem: Where’s Dad? My Dad would have made me (actually, DID make me) play with the big boys, not bully smaller boys on peewee teams, most of whom won’t be able to cut it when they get to middle school and high school football anyway, as that’s often where the boys and the men separate. This kid clearly has the size to potentially make a good run at football, but not until a Dad steps up and encourages his son to step up and start turning into a man. This guy needs some real men around him. Sadly, his Mom is going to prevent him from ever cutting it unless some other men come into the picture.

5150 UOAD`

August 20th, 2012
1:51 pm

@JOHN……….what weight and height are the X helmeted players?

I posted VPI players weights and you really think this kid is a PEE WEE?
If he wants the EXPERIENCE then MOM can PAY for him to go to one of the TRAINING facilities to LEARN the game without risking the other children’s health too.
High School/ College/ NFL players go to TRAINERS to Improve their skills to get to the next level. maybe this kid’s MOM should PAY to send her kid to these people to get him ready for the NEXT LEVEL and avoid the injury risk to other children for now.

Jim Doughtery

August 20th, 2012
1:51 pm

If Obama had a son, he would look just like Elijah.

Tim Scott

August 20th, 2012
2:01 pm

This woman is an idiot!!! Nobody is picking on your child he should never have been allowed to go out for PEE WEE football,they have weight limits for a reason. Majority of these kids unlike your son are not big enough to play middle school football, which is where your son belonged in the first place. So do everyone a favor and just shut up. You have had your 15 minutes of fame been on the news talk shows radio just shut your head. Your son was not picked on ridiculed or any other adjective you may think of. Having coached youth football for a number of years I have had to tell many kids and their parents he’s never going to make weight, it is what it is. Just STOP


August 20th, 2012
2:01 pm

hey east repeat, this is not a political issue. you must cleary be a repettycan bc you guys always turn to petty comments to voice your opinion.this is all about size and if the rules say he is to big than thats it.

5150 UOAD`

August 20th, 2012
2:05 pm

Baby Daddy is just waiting to show up when the kid gets ready for the NFL draft to swoop in and show some love.


August 20th, 2012
2:05 pm

Mom needs to be more concerned for his health! But here are the facts, in some states for rec ball kids are not required to complete a physical. However, this is a requirement in the school systems…THUS UH HA! He can’t pass the middle school physical. This is her real issue. My son plays rec ball and he is no pee wee, but he is not Goliath either. If he fell on my child, I would have to run on the field…Well, my husband and I both would have to run on the field to save my child!


August 20th, 2012
2:07 pm

The fact that most of the post about this story is centered on race and politics amazes me.

Tim Scott

August 20th, 2012
2:08 pm

someone asked about the childs daddy? you assume she knows the baby daddy


August 20th, 2012
2:10 pm

I coach middle school and had a kid that was a first year player and weighed 250lbs. The mom is stupid. That kid needs to be at the middle school playing. He ate his way to 300lbs while sitting on his butt. I blame the mom. That Pop Warner rule has been around for years. They actually recently upped the max weight per level. And in Pop Warner, oce you are certified, they allow you 1-2 lbs per week. Either way, that kid could NEVER EVER get certified to play Pop Warner.The key phrase is Pop Warner. He can try and find another pee wee league with softer rules since he scared to play at the middle school level. They will allow overweight kids to lay, just on the line….with a weight sticker on his helmet.


August 20th, 2012
2:11 pm

Yes, he’s being discriminated against – by the NFL. Let him play there!

I’m sure mom wouldn’t want 400 pound linemen pounding on Lil Eli, would she? (Well, I mean if she wasn’t a kook.) Him playing against pros twice his skill level would be as overmatched as his age group peers would experience playing against him.


August 20th, 2012
2:13 pm

If he was my son (my son would not weigh 300lbs @12), I would kick him in his butt and tell him he is playing at the middle school and stop crying and hit the rack Then get at Left Tackle.


August 20th, 2012
2:13 pm

So why not let the young man train with the other little leaguers (no contact) and get him in shape for middle school. There was probably a private football summer camp he could have gone too for training. The young man needs to get fit.


August 20th, 2012
2:14 pm

*DYING LAUGHING* @ teach the little kids to attack his ankles! BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


August 20th, 2012
2:16 pm

PeeWee football??? @ 300 lbs.
He ain’t no PeeWee. He’s bigger than most men.
I bet mama dooesn’t call him PeeWee, but then she probably doesn’t call him late for dinner. (4th dinner, 5th, 6th, 7th…..)


August 20th, 2012
2:17 pm

SpiderMonkee…. Most middle schools had off-season training camp. The run during the summer. While the 300lber was at home eating and playing PlayStation, the football players were learning plays and getting in shape.


August 20th, 2012
2:19 pm

By Playing with older boys, he may be ruined as a player. He may not be mentally be ready to play with guys older or at his weight. That’s why they don’t through every rookie QB first in the NFL. At least some are the guts are your peers. He is in a had place. As a parent, I wouldn’t want 297 lbs falling on my son. My sm’s 13 and may weigh 115 lbs -maybe. It could be the parent in me though as a 12 year old i played against a guy that was either 179 or 279. Name was Palmoroy (somehing like that). I wasn’t concerned as he would never catch me (RB) and it never seemed to be van issue.
I know i was no more than 112 lbs. Just make him play lineman or something, less chance to hurt the other kids.

5150 UOAD`

August 20th, 2012
2:22 pm

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3 Dennis Andrews AB 6-0 190 FR Tallahassee, Fla. Godby
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4A Tim Byerly QB 6-0 212 RS FR Alpharetta, Ga. Chatahoochee MTSU
4 Jamal Golden DB 6-0 188 SO Wetumpka, Ala. Wetumpka HS
5 Justin Thomas QB 5-11 185 FR Prattville, Ala. Prattville
6 Rod Sweeting CB 6-0 184 SR Locust Grove, Ga. Luella
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8A Andrew Chau K-P 5-10 165 RS FR Griffin, Ga. Pike County
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12A Holland Frost QB 5-11 195 FR Marietta, Ga. Pope
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13 Tevin Washington QB 6-0 205 RS SR Wetumpka, Ala. Wetumpka
14A Scott Schroer AB 5-9 185 JR Dunwoody, Ga. Wesleyan
14 Jemea Thomas DB 5-10 190 RS JR Fitzgerald, Ga. Fitzgerald HS
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16 Corey Dennis DB 6-2 203 SO Troy, Ala. Charles Henderson HS
17 Orwin Smith AB 6-0 202 SR Phenix City, Ala. Central HS
17A Chris Tanner K/P 6-0 178 RS SR Norcross, Ga. Norcross
18 Chris Milton RB 5-11 180 RS FR Folkston, Ga. Charlton County HS
20 David Sims BB 6-0 218 RS JR St. Matthews, S.C. Calhoun County HS
21 Charles Perkins RB 6-0 219 RS SO Lawrenceville, Ga. Collins Hill
22A Tyler Teknipp DB 5-10 166 FR McDonough, Ga. Eagle’s Landing
22 Broderick Snoddy RB 5-9 190 RS FR Carrolton, Ga. Carrolton HS
23 Domonique Noble DB 6-2 191 RS FR Mount Ulla, N.C. West Rowan HS
24 Marcus Allen RB 6-2 205 FR Hilliard, Fla. Hilliard Middle-Senior
25A Zach Allen DB 5-9 171 FR Roswell, Ga. Roswell
25 Robert Godhigh AB 5-7 188 RS JR Acworth, Ga. Harrison
26 Travin Henry ATH 6-3 227 FR Adel, Ga. Cook County
27 Lynn Griffin S 6-0 200 FR Jacksonville, Fla. Trinity Christian
28 D.J. White CB 5-11 188 FR McDonough, Ga. Union Grove
29A Isiah Willis AB 5-9 175 FR Marietta, Ga. Lassiter
29 Coray Carlson DB 6-0 180 RS SO Marietta, Ga. Lassiter
30 Daniel Drummond LB 6-3 245 RS JR Flowery Branch, Ga. Flowery Branch HS
31 Deon Hill AB 6-0 205 RS SO Phenix City, Ala. Central
31A Joshua Rogers LB 5-9 202 RS SO Canton, Ga. Sequoya
32 Jabari Hunt-Days LB 6-3 244 RS FR Marietta, Ga. Hillgrove HS
33 Chris Jackson WR 6-1 205 RS SR McDonough, GA Henry County Alabama
33A Nick Cuthbert DB 6-1 202 FR Chesterland, Ohio West Geauga
34 Matt Connors BB 6-0 205 RS SO Alpharetta, Ga. Marist School
35 Tyler Marcordes LB 6-4 234 RS FR Normal, Ill. Normal Community West HS
36A Hunter Marshall WR 6-2 180 FR Marietta, Ga. Kell
36 Denis Onwualu CB 5-8 170 RS FR Alpharetta, Ga. Northview
37 Zach Laskey RB 6-1 201 SO Peachtree City, Ga. Starr’s Mill HS
38 Sam McNearney AB 5-6 165 RS SO Atlanta, Ga. Marist
39 Chaz Cheeks LB 6-4 232 RS FR Gainesville, Ga. East Hall HS
41 Roderick Chungong DE 6-3 246 FR Silver Spring, Md. Good Counsel
42 Malcolm Munroe OLB 6-3 225 RS SR Miami, Fla. Coral Reef HS
43 Kyle Travis LB 6-3 235 SO Cumming, Ga. South Forsyth HS
44 David Scully K 6-2 201 RS JR Dawsonville, Ga. Dawson County
44A Austin McClellan AB 5-9 190 FR Wildwood, Fla. Trinity Catholic
45 Jeremiah Attaochu LB 6-3 240 JR Washington, D.C. Archbishop Carroll
46 Tremayne McNair LB 6-2 225 SO Jacksonville, N.C. White Oak HS
47 Tyler Stargel LB 6-3 250 FR Orange Beach, Ala. Gulf Shores
48 Nick Menocal LB 6-3 240 SO Miami, Fla. Belen Jesuit Prep School
49A Jerredith Jiles DB 5-8 190 RS FR Jackson, Miss. Murrah
49 Jamal Paige AB 5-9 180 RS SR Atlanta, Ga. Woodward Academy
50 Jay Finch OL 6-3 285 RS JR Acworth, Ga. Kennesaw Mountain HS
50A Andrew Layson OLB 6-3 205 FR Macon, Ga. Tattnall Square Academy
51 Anthony Harrell LB 6-2 235 RS FR Tampa, Fla. Jesuit HS
52 Will Jackson OL 6-3 285 RS JR Knoxville, Tenn. Farragut HS
53A Rusty Scott LB 6-3 212 RS FR Lincolnton, Ga. Lincoln County
53 Bryan Chamberlain OL 6-4 295 RS FR Albany, Ga. Monroe HS
54 Quayshawn Nealy LB 6-1 223 RS SO Lakeland, Fla. Lakeland
55 Sean Tobin LS/LB 6-3 220 SO Holmdel, N.J. Saint John Vianney HS
56 Anthony Williams DE 6-4 252 RS SO McDonough, Ga. Union Grove
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57A Blake Hembree LB 6-0 205 RS FR Canton, Ga. The King’s Academy
58 Freddie Burden OL 6-3 292 FR Statesboro, Ga. Statesboro
58A Adam Hyman LB/LS 6-1 215 RS FR Tarboro, N.C. Southwest Edgecombe
59 Beau Hankins LB 6-1 230 FR Birmingham, Ala. Jackson-Olin
60A Ryan Sparlin LB 6-0 238 RS SO Kennesaw, Ga. Harrison
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61 Adrian Gardner DE 6-2 260 RS FR Dawson, Ga. Terrell County HS
62 Tyler Kelly OLB 6-7 225 RS JR Conyers, Ga. Rockdale
63 Tyler Morgan LS 6-3 211 SR Fayetteville, Ga. Whitewater
64 Ray Beno OL 6-2 292 RS JR Newnan, Ga. Newnan HS
65 Corey Alford LB 5-11 223 RS JR Conyers, Ga. Heritage
66 Matt Serpico LB 6-4 231 RS FR Fayetteville, Ga. Whitewater
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67A Kyle Stallard OL 6-3 270 FR Alpharetta, Ga. Alpharetta
68A Michael Muns OL 6-4 270 FR Swainsboro, Ga. Swainsboro
68 Joey Carman DL 6-2 260 JR McDonough, Ga. Ola
69 Tyler Kidney OL 6-2 262 RS JR Alpharetta, Ga. Northview
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71 J.C. Lanier OL 6-4 298 RS JR Stillmore, Ga. Emanuel County Institute
72 Morgan Bailey OL 6-4 295 RS SO Loganville, Ga. Loganville
73 Xavier Lewis DL 6-2 275 SR Stone Mountain, Ga. Stephenson HS Savannah State
74 Tim Seager OL 6-2 295 RS FR Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg
75 Errin Joe OL 6-3 295 RS FR Lakeland, Fla. Lake Gibson HS
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78 Trey Braun OL 6-5 292 RS FR Tallahassee, Fla. Leon
79 Chase Roberts OL 6-3 285 FR Duluth, Ga. Greater Atlanta Christian
80 Anthony Autry WR/S 6-2 173 FR Norcross, Ga. Norcross
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85A Will Smith WR 5-11 180 FR St. Louis, Mo. John Burroughs
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A College a roster where does the PEE WEE fit weight and height wise?


August 20th, 2012
2:22 pm

Bobby. He is not in a tough place. He needs to toughen up and play middle school. There are other rookies in his situation at the middle school. He will be on the line no matter how it goes anyway.

5150 UOAD`

August 20th, 2012
2:24 pm

another college roster

Where does this PEE WEE fit?

61 David Andrews C SO 6-2 295 Johns Creek, Ga./Wesleyan
58 Sterling Bailey DE RS FR 6-3 295 Gainesville, Ga./East Hall H.S.
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10 Faton Bauta QB FR 6-3 220 West Palm Beach, Fla/Dwyer
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93 Patrick Beless PK FR 5-9 155 Atlanta, Ga./Marist
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7 Greg Bingham QB RS SO 6-4 209 Columbus, Ga./Columbus
37 Devin Bowman CB RS FR 6-0 180 Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland
81 Taylor Bradberry FLK SR 6-3 200 Winder, Ga./Winder-Barrow
15 Marlon Brown SE SR 6-5 216 Memphis, Tenn./Harding Academy
39 Dominic Bryan RB FR 6-0 235 Germantown, Md./Georgetown Prep
68 Chris Burnette OG JR 6-2 322 LaGrange, Ga./Troup County
41 Brandon Burrows ILB RS SO 6-3 248 Marietta, Ga./Walton
49 Corey Campbell FB RS SO 5-10 215 Hephzibah, Ga./Hephzibah
4 Luis Capella CB JR 5-10 180 Augusta, Ga./Richmond Academy
41 Jared Chapple TE FR 6-4 218 Alpharetta, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian
19 Sanders Commings CB SR 6-2 216 Augusta, Ga./Westside
31 Chris Conley FLK SO 6-3 205 Dallas, Ga./North Paulding H.S.
78 Watts Dantzler OL SO 6-7 320 Dalton, Ga./Dalton
91 Josh Dawson OLB FR 6-4 250 Tucker, Ga./Tucker HS
2 Sheldon Dawson CB FR 5-11 181 Memphis, Tenn./Ridgeway HS
23 Marc Deas FS RS SO 6-1 212 Kissimmee, Fla./Osceola
76 Zach DeBell OT RS FR 6-6 293 Tarpon Springs, Fla./Tarpon Springs
89 James DeLoach OLB FR 6-3 270 Millen, Ga./Jenkins County HS
73 Caleb Drake OG RS FR 6-1 275 Hogansville, Ga./Callaway
47 Ray Drew DE SO 6-5 284 Thomasville, Ga./Thomasville County
91 Scott Eichler PK SR 5-11 182 Oakwood, Ga./West Hall
6 Michael Erdman SE RS SO 5-10 190 Merritt Island, Fla./Central Catholic
97 Adam Erickson P RS SO 5-10 175 Athens, Ga./Clarke Central
23 James Eunice WR SO 6-0 175 Valdosta, Ga./Valdosta
95 Reuben Faloughi OLB JR 6-5 253 Martinez, Ga./Evans
80 Ty Flournoy-Smith TE FR 6-3 237 Moultrie, Ga./Colquitt County HS
69 Ty Frix SN SR 6-0 214 Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun
72 Kenarious Gates OT JR 6-5 318 Grantville, Ga./Greenville
60 Wright Gazaway SN RS FR 6-0 243 Buford, Ga./Buford
99 Kwame Geathers N JR 6-6 355 Georgetown, S.C./Carvers Bay
28 Devin Gillespie S FR 5-10 195 Grayson, Ga./Grayson
35 Michael Gilliard ILB SR 6-2 230 Valdosta, Ga./Valdosta
3 Todd Gurley RB FR 6-1 218 Tarboro, N.C./Tarboro HS
43 Merritt Hall FB RS FR 5-11 238 Alpharetta, Ga./Wesleyan School
20 Brandon Harton TB JR 5-6 175 Reidsville, Ga./Tattnall County
25 Josh Harvey-Clemons S FR 6-5 207 Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes High School
12 Austin Herod SS JR 5-10 183 Woodstock, Ga./Etowah
52 Amarlo Herrera ILB SO 6-2 245 College Park, Ga./North Clayton
48 Quayvon Hicks FB FR 6-2 262 Blackshear, Ga./Pierce County HS
75 Kolton Houston OT RS SO 6-5 280 Buford, Ga./Buford
90 Ethan Jackson P RS FR 5-11 178 Sandersville, Ga./Washington County
6 John Jenkins N SR 6-3 358 Meriden, Conn./Francis T. Maloney/Gulf Coast (Miss.) CC
59 Jordan Jenkins OLB FR 6-3 257 Hamilton, Ga./Harris County HS
38 Clay Johnson WR FR 6-1 170 Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun
98 Cody Johnson P RS SO 6-1 202 Marietta, Ga./Lassiter/Troy
93 Abry Jones DE SR 6-3 308 Warner Robins, Ga./Northside
29 Jarvis Jones OLB JR 6-3 241 Columbus, Ga./Carver/Southern California
8 Jesse Jones S RS FR 6-0 190 Habersham, Ga./Habersham Central
33 Kyle Karempelis TB SO 5-9 183 Roswell, Ga./Wesleyan School
5 Bradley Kilborn QB FR 6-3 204 Marietta, Ga./Walton
12 Tavarres King FLK SR 6-1 200 Mount Airy, Ga./Habersham Central
53 Clint Kirk DE JR 6-3 275 Buford, Ga./Buford
64 Dallas Lee OG JR 6-4 300 Buford, Ga./Buford
16 Christian LeMay QB RS FR 6-2 201 Matthews, N.C./Butler
99 Jamie Lindley PK SR 5-11 183 Savannah, Ga./Savannah Christian
74 Austin Long OT JR 6-5 324 Memphis, Tenn./Briarcrest Christian
66 Hunter Long OG SO 6-4 310 Memphis, Tenn./Briarcrest Christian
83 Jack Loonam TE RS FR 6-0 216 Lexington, S.C./Lexington
88 Ricky Lowe DE SR 6-8 242 Duluth, Ga./Duluth
88 Arthur Lynch TE JR 6-5 258 Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth
24 Ken Malcome TB RS SO 6-0 224 Decatur, Ga./Southwest Dekalb
4 Keith Marshall TB FR 5-11 216 Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook
14 Hutson Mason QB JR 6-3 206 Marietta, Ga./Lassiter HS
47 Taylor Maxey FB RS FR 5-10 223 Statham, Ga./North Oconee
46 A.J. McDonald ILB SO 6-0 230 Suwanee, Ga.//Appalachian State
25 Rhett McGowan SE JR 6-0 190 Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun HS
70 Eddie McQuillen OT RS FR 6-8 300 Newnan, Ga./Trinity Christian
26 Malcolm Mitchell CB/SE SO 6-1 192 Valdosta, Ga./Valdosta
77 Preston Mobley OL FR 6-3 300 Moultrie, Ga./Colquitt County
39 Corey Moore SS SO 6-2 214 Griffin, Ga./Griffin
92 Dexter Morant OLB RS SO 6-7 245 Manning, S.C./Manning
13 Marshall Morgan PK FR 6-3 201 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./American Heritage HS
27 Greg Mulkey TE RS FR 6-3 230 Fairmount, Ga./Sonoraville
11 Aaron Murray QB JR 6-1 210 Tampa, Fla./Plant
11 Connor Norman FS RS SO 5-10 207 Duluth, Ga./Peachtree Ridge
9 Alec Ogletree ILB JR 6-3 232 Newnan, Ga./Newnan
46 Alexander Ogletree FB JR 5-10 225 Newnan, Ga./Newnan
23 Alex Parsons TB JR 5-10 191 Fayetteville, Ga./Fayette County/BYU
29 Jamal Payette WR RS FR 6-3 190 Cleveland, Ga./White County
42 Dillard Pinkston OLB FR 6-3 220 Dallas, Texas/St. Mark’s School of Texas
73 Greg Pyke OG FR 6-6 327 Baltimore, Md./The Boys’ Latin School
18 Bacarri Rambo FS SR 6-0 210 Donalsonville, Ga./Seminole County
85 Geoff Rapp TE RS FR 6-3 230 Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb/Georgia Perimeter College
20 Lucas Redd FS RS SO 6-1 209 Jefferson, Ga./Jefferson
55 Ben Reynolds C JR 6-2 255 Bainbridge, Ga./Bainbridge
45 Christian Robinson ILB SR 6-2 235 Norcross, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian
87 Jay Rome TE RS FR 6-6 265 Valdosta, Ga./Valdosta
42 Dustin Royston FB JR 5-11 237 Royston, Ga./Stephens County
7 Blake Sailors CB JR 5-11 187 Athens, Ga./Oconee County
22 Richard Samuel IV FB SR 6-2 236 Cartersville, Ga./Cass
86 Justin Scott-Wesley FLK RS FR 5-11 217 Camilla, Ga./Mitchell County H.S.
1 Branden Smith CB SR 5-11 182 Atlanta, Ga./Washington
56 Garrison Smith DE JR 6-3 297 Atlanta, Ga./Douglass
32 Matt Stagg ILB FR 6-3 225 Salt Lake City, Utah/Houston County (Ga.)
44 T.J. Stripling OLB JR 6-6 235 Decatur, Ga./Southwest Dekalb
5 Damian Swann DB SO 5-11 189 Atlanta, Ga./Grady
94 Jonathan Taylor DL FR 6-4 335 Millen, Ga./Jenkins County HS
71 John Theus OT FR 6-6 309 Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School
59 Nathan Theus SN RS FR 6-3 249 Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles
96 Mike Thornton N RS SO 6-1 302 Stone Mountain, GA/Stephenson
8 Blake Tibbs FLK FR 6-2 175 Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King Jr. HS
37 Kenneth Towns WR FR 6-3 202 Albany, Ga./Westover
89 Cole Trolinger TE FR 6-5 230 Newnan, Ga./East Coweta
33 Chase Vasser OLB JR 6-3 231 Gainesville, Ga./Chestatee
48 Kosta Vavlas ILB RS SO 6-0 219 Tarpon Springs, Fla./Tarpon Springs
63 Xzavier Ward OT RS FR 6-7 293 Moultrie, Ga./Colquitt County
83 Cornelius Washington OLB SR 6-4 268 Hephzibah, Ga./Burke County
2 Parker Welch QB RS SO 6-3 199 Jesup, Ga./Wayne County
84 Hugh Williams TE RS SO 6-5 241 Atlanta, Ga./Marist
36 Shawn Williams SS SR 6-1 217 Damascus, Ga./Early County
44 Drew Wilson TE JR 6-2 205 Tignall, Ga.//Lambuth Univ.
51 Ramik Wilson LB SO 6-2 224 Tampa, Fla./Jefferson
17 Rantavious Wooten FLK JR 5-10 179 Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central
9 Curtis Wyatt WR RS SO 6-1 200 Locust Grove, Ga./Ola/Shorter University
35 Chris Young FB JR 6-1 224 Hinesville, Ga./Bradwell Institute

Matt Myers

August 20th, 2012
2:25 pm

The most absurd part of this is that this kid is scared to play middle school football. While the 12 year olds are 1/3 his size, I doubt he would find more than a dozen kids on each middle school team that were even half his size! He is still going to be the biggest kid on the field by well over 100 pounds in most games!

Are we forgetting this kid is about one biscuit short of three bills?!? If he can’t dominate against middle schoolers at that size, regardless of his experience, he needs to go ahead and start learning to play soccer.

Just my opinion.