Billed as "The Biggest Running Back In The World" in the description of a YouTube video of his highlights, high school football player Tony Picard seems to be part myth, part viral video sensation and part college scout's dream but he is entirely a nightmare for opposing defenses.
According to Northwest Prep Report, Picard is a running back and nose guard for White Swan High School in Washington who stands 6' 4" and weights 400 pounds. Dubbed "Big Tone," he is reportedly part Umatilla-Nez Perce Indian and part Sioux Indian.
“It’s so much fun to have him go out [on the field] as a captain and see him shaking hands before the game,” White Swan coach Andrew Bush told Indian Country Today Media Network. "They’re just kind of staring, like ‘Oh my gosh, you’ve got to be kidding me!'”
Picard had totaled 576 yards rushing with 8 touchdowns this season ahead of White Swan's showdown with Colfax on Saturday night, reported Joe Kinsey of Busted Coverage.
As Picard's name -- and imposing measurements -- began appearing around the Internet, former NFL quarterback Brock Huard shared a jaw-dropping image of overmatched defenders on Twitter and revealed that his father, Mike, began his coaching career at White Swan High School.
My Dad started HOF career at White Swan HS w/a stud RB named Kelly Whitefoot. Same school, different RB...Heavyfoot? pic.twitter.com/ayq5YohfbP
— Brock Huard (@BrockESPN) November 16, 2013