ugg men this Washington state football star still plays for high school
Tony (Big Tone) Picard, 17, just finished his varsity career as a running back for White Swan High School’s football team with a whopping 700 yards and 15 touchdowns, he told CNN on Tuesday.But he told the news station that he was shocked to see a highlight reel posted on YouTube recently has already garnered nearly 2 million hits online.”It’s crazy,” said the teen, a former nose tackle who was encouraged to start running the ball this year. “It’s shocking. I didn’t even make the video.”The mountain size Tony Picard started as a running back for White Swan High School this year and rushed for more than 700 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. (Dirk Knudsen via YouTube)His coach said that since the four minute clip went viral, several scouts have taken notice of Picard’s agility on the field.”There’s a lot of things starting to come in all of the sudden,” the coach, Andrew Bush, told the news station.Picard who is part Sioux and lives in the small Yakama Indian Reservation located in the southern portion of the Evergreen State said he was once considered too large to play for pee wee football, but he found a way to keep playing the game.Picard, 17, said it usually takes up to four or five defenders to tackle him. (Dirk Knudsen via YouTube)”I kind of take advantage of being this size,” Picard told ABC’s Good Morning America. “It takes multiple guys to take me down, four or five.”Picard who is two inches taller and more than 50 pounds heavier than Chicago Bears great William (The Refrigerator) Perry said he hopes to continue his career at Washington State University.Hopefully, he said, he could even go pro.Tony Picard (with his coach, Andrew Bush) was a nose tackle before he started this year as a running back for his Washington state high school team. (CNN)”But I know it’s going to take a lot to get to that next level,” he told CNN. “And I’m going to do what I gotta do to get there.”Picard, who also plays for his school’s basketball team, led his team to a 9 1 record, but they lost in the opening round of the state tournament to Colfax High School.