Skip to comments.Texas Pee Wee league bars [300 lb.] youth
Posted on 08/17/2012 4:11:21 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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.
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.
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6'1", 300 lbs.
He should claim he is gay
(or feels he is a lesbian)
and just trump every rule.
Nothing against the kid, but he just can’t play in the pee-wee league. He’d smash up those poor kids. If I were the local high school coach....I’d bring the kid and let him work out with the high school team....put him in physical shape for next years season, and prepare him. I’ve got a feeling that this kid will one day play for the Dallas Cowboys....just a humble feeling.
Already 6'1" and 300 lbs., at age 12: one day he'll most likely BE the Dallas Cowboys. ;)
What's pee-wee about that? He needs to start a bull league.
Look at the pictures. This kid is not fat. But he has no business playing in that league.
ON ONE CONDITIION. MOM WILL BE THE BLOCKING DUMMY!
Seems he’s not following Missy’s ‘thou shalt not eat Twinkies’.
Mom needs to grow up.
This is not about your child lady. It is about all the other children who WILL get hurt playing with someone twice their size.
Why do you think the weight limit was put in place. Does the term PEE WEE not resonate with you???
There have been weight limits in Pee Wee football for 40 years. The limit used to be 115 lbs. It looks like they have raised it to 135 lbs to accommodate the increasing average weight of kids over the years.
It is a necessary rule. The kid will just have to wait until high school to play.
LOL, love the pic. Dallas still sucks though.
The weight limit is there for a reason. Pee Wee football is about teaching skills and preparing the kids for High School ball. There is no way little kids can stand up to somebody the size and strength of a 300 pound man.
Let the kid work out with his local High School squad. He will learn more and have a leg up in his Freshman year.
There have been very strict weight limits in youth football from it’s inception. I remember watching my bigger teammates on Pop Warner running/sweating off 5-6 lbs. prior to weigh in on game day.
In 1968 I tried to play Pee Wee but was two pounds to small. I tried to eat a bunch of bananas but could not gain weight and I was heartbroken.
As a former High School coach, this kid will not be a pro player and probably won’t be a very good High School player.
He is too heavy at an early age. His body is still developing and should not be supporting that weight. He will likely have knee issues early on in his career.
wrong approach winodog — should have eaten a pizza and drunk a six pack of beer. Or sewn fishing weights around the belt of your jockey shorts.
His mother is a self-centered horror who ought to spend a few days on the field with a Texas high school team. How could any decent human being even consider trying to put a child on a contact-sports team with children 1/3 his size?
Perhaps swimming would be a good choice for her son - get him some good aerobic exercise without putting too much strain on his bones and joints. And yes, a 6-foot, 300 lb. person is not just big, but fat, unless he’s muscled-up like a prison lifer. I wonder what his mother looks like.
The story suggests that he hasn’t yet played football at age 13? That surprises me.
Here in football crazy Western PA, recreational football starts in elementary school.
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