In the past, we have heard of large players suiting up to take to the gridiron. Jared Lorenzen, who had a pretty decent college career at Kentucky, is now known as the largest quarterback to ever go under center at 320 pounds.
Last season, Baylor tight end Laquan McGowan gained fame when the 410-pound big man rumbled down the field in the Cotton Bowl against Michigan State for a touchdown. Many believed he would be electrifying in 2015, but he only caught two passes, both for touchdowns.
Now, we have another very large man playing college football and he is absolutely intimidating. John Krahn, a senior at ML King High School in Riverside, California, is a whopping 7-foot and 400-pound lineman.
He became famous when a highlight video of his senior year surfaced. He used that fame to translate his football career into the next step as he will be playing college football at the junior college level.
“I see it as an opportunity to get to college football because it’s getting my name out there,” Krahn, who goes by the nickname “Junior”, told M.E.L. Media Site on Facebook. “So if Tennessee, ASU, Boise State or Montana sees me and they’re like, ‘He might work here,’ that opens doors.”
Junior also told the site that he plans on dropping weight to under 400 pounds and then to possibly 350. He has already shaved his 40 time down from 7.5 seconds to 6 seconds flat, but he plans on shaving at least another half-second off that time before he begins his college career.
You can check out that highlight video that helped him gain his fame below.