American football player and future NFL star Tyler Parker is a 300-pound ball of muscle at just fourteen years old
NFL players, reporters, college scouts and fans are going crazy for 14-year-old defensive tackle Tyler Parker, who already weighs 300 pounds and is receiving multiple offers from colleges despite four years of high school.
Parker, 14, goes to Catholic High School in Santa Margarita, just south of Los Angeles, and also works with the NFL’s PPI placement program – and coach Brandon Collier said ‘he can be the number one DT (defensive tackle) in the class of 2025’.
The mighty teenager can already bench press 300lbs and lift a remarkable 400lbs, according to his Hudl recruitment profile, while his 4.9-second 40-yard dash is also in the upper echelon of the high school era, and incredible for its size.
His 3.36 GPA is not to be overlooked either – he’s a mountain of smart, athletic men.
14-year-old NFL prospect Tyler Parker has gone viral after this photo of him at a practice session
The 185cm, 136kg youngster kills it in the gym and in class, but can he back it up on the grill?
Boy, can he.
The defender’s highlight packages in action show him utterly monstrous of opposing linemen, and he’ll be a nightmare for offensive lines and quarterbacks alike.
One of his best forfeits was even impressive enough to attract the attention of one of the best defensive tackles of the past decade: six-time Pro Bowler Calais Campbell.
“In shorts and a t-shirt, he looks like a beast. Need to see it in the pads. Could be special,’ Campbell wrote on Twitter.
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Calais Campbell is already a big fan of Tyler Parker
It was a show of support for which Parker thanked the star Ravens defenseman, calling him “legendary”.
Campbell wasn’t the only person to show the now-viral teenage sensation some love.
Football fans were climbing over themselves to show their disbelief at Parker’s physique, training and football highlights.
Tyler Parker (right) with coach Brandon Collier (left). Collier thinks his star will be the best defensive college rookie in the nation
A Reddit user asked “what do they put in lunch food these days?” while another wrote: “the neck of the guy is bigger than my thigh”.
Perhaps the best comment on Reddit goes to a commenter who wrote, “He is fourteen? This man looks like HE kicks the bouncer before entering the club.
Prominent college football journalists were wowed by his viral photo, with Matt DeBary writing that Parker was “14 and looks like Rambo”, while Marshall Levenson simply left a “wow” emoji.
Tyler Parker poses in a Louisiana State University Tigers uniform during an unofficial visit
Jeff Sentell wrote that Parker “looks like a walking muscle”; and it’s hard to argue given that most of his 300-pound frame appears to be solid muscle, while Fox College Football said “14-year-olds are built differently these days.”
Hilariously, one Twitter user suggested Parker have “protein powder instead of baby formula.”
Parker is still only a sophomore, which means, remarkably, he still has four years of high school ahead of him.
He has already received offers from Division 1 colleges Arizona Wildcats, Portland State, Incarnate Word and Virginia University of Lynchberg.
Tyler Parker, pictured in a Mississippi State jersey, became famous for his flex – and for smashing offensive linemen like they were made of tissue paper
The 14-year-old has also made unofficial visits to some of the biggest college programs such as LSU, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Texas Longhorns and Jacksonville State.
Considering he won’t be playing college football until 2025, it’s safe to say he’ll have his pick of the best teams in the United States if he continues to excel.
Tyler Parker holds Texas A&M flaf aloft during unofficial college visit
Ryan Vidales, who was a scout for the University of Oregon Ducks, said, “Tyler Parker is a name we’ll be talking about for years to come.”
“I don’t remember a kid coming out of Orange County with his combination of size, speed and athleticism at 14. Can’t wait to see a game at Santa Margarita this season! ‘ he wrote on Twitter.
He’s been compared to the undisputed best defensive player in the NFL, Super Bowl champion Aaron Donald – but remarkably, although Parker is half Donald’s age, he’s already heavier than him.
Aaron Donald (holding the trophy) celebrates winning the Super Bowl earlier this year. Parker is already drawing comparisons to the three-time Defensive Player of the Year
Donald will become one of the greatest defenders of all time and Parker would love to follow in his footsteps
Rams star Donald, an eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is 185cm and 127kg, eight kilograms lighter than Parker.
If he has an NFL career just one quarter as good as Donald, the youngster will be very happy.