Not everything is allowed to be bigger in Texas.
12-year-old Elijah Earnheart was told that he was too big to play for the Mesquite Vikings, a Pee Wee Football Association league located 12 miles east of Dallas. The 6-foot-1, 290 pound Earnheart is more than twice as heavy as the 135-pound weight limit set by the league.
Earnheart’s mother, Cindy, plans to protest.
“This is his dream. This is what he wants to do,” she told Fox 4 Dallas. “And I’m going to make it happen.”
If Earnheart, a seventh-grader, were one grade below he would be allowed to play. As the ruling stands, he’s stuck between not playing Pee Wee and playing in a school league with older players much more experienced than he is.
Only time will tell if Earnheart grows to be as big as or bigger than Elvis Dumervil’s 6-foot-10, 400-pound cousin, Harry.
But you can bet college scouts already have their eye on the Earnheart.