Hopeful Future NFL Star Goes Viral For Being Absolutely Massive At Just 14 Years Old
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An American high school football player has caught the attention of internet users across the globe after sharing videos and images of himself online.
At just 14 years old, Tyler Parker already stands at six feet tall and weighs 21 stone (136kg) thanks to muscles that allow him to bench press 84kgs (13.2st) and deadlift 188kgs (29.6st).
The teenager currently plays as defensive lineman for Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Southern California, and although he still has four years of high school ahead of him he has caught the attention of a number of universities thanks to his talent on the field.
Viral sensation and 2025 DT prospect @iam_tylerparker out showing his now signature flex— Rivals (@Rivals) July 9, 2022
🎥: @adamgorney pic.twitter.com/GB610fHNnb
One video showing Parker in action has already racked up more than 109,000 views on TikTok after being shared by the account College Game Day, while on Twitter an image of Parker showing off his muscles has been spread far and wide.
Viewers have described the teen as an 'absolute unit' and a 'beast', with one Twitter user jokingly comparing themselves to Parker as they wrote: "When I was 14 I was 6’3 and weighed 155 lbs with the coordination of a newborn deer."
Parker has already made unofficial visits to some of the United States' biggest university programs such as Louisiana State University, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Texas Longhorns and Jacksonville State, and has already received Division 1 offers from schools including Arizona, Portland State, Incarnate Word and Virginia University of Lynchberg.
You know you want to see some @iam_tylerparker highlights...— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) July 8, 2022
Where will he rank in the 2025 class?pic.twitter.com/8TZz6gm76R
He has also caught the attention of NFL star Calais Campbell, who also described the 14-year-old as a 'beast'.
The Baltimore Ravens defensive end wrote: "'In shorts and t shirts he looks like a beast. Need to see him in pads tho. Could be special."
Parker's current football coach, Brandon Collier, expressed high hopes for the player as he said: "I think Tyler Parker will be one of the best of the 2025 litter !! This summer it will definitely explode, even before its season in Trinity League."
Tyler Parker is a name that we’ll be talking about for years to come.— Ryan Vidales (@ryan_vidales) July 7, 2022
I can’t remember a kid coming out of Orange County with his combination of size, speed, and athleticism at 14 YEARS OLD.
Can’t wait to catch a game at Santa Margarita this upcoming season! https://t.co/F6TjodmwwQ
Meanwhile Ryan Vidales, who worked as a recruiter for the University of Oregon Ducks, claimed Parker would be a name 'we'll be talking about for years to come', adding: "I can't remember a kid coming out of Orange County with his combination of size, speed, and athleticism at 14 YEARS OLD. Can't wait to catch a game at Santa Margarita this upcoming season!"
Parker’s size has already seen him compared to 31-year-old Aaron Donald, defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams, with a post from Fox College Football noting Donald is is 6'1" and weighs 20st - a whole 14lbs less than the 14-year-old footballer.