7-foot-4 Eighth-Grade Football Player Wins At Life

When your eighth grade football team has a wide receiver who’s 7-foot-4, that can only be a good thing, right? Meet Brenden Adams, who plays for the Morgan Middle School football team in Ellensburg, Washington. Not only is he the tallest player in youth football, but at 14, he’s said to be the tallest teenager in the world.

He’s also a huge inspiration to his teammates, but for different reasons than one might think. Brenden’s height is due to a rare chromosome disorder, and he also suffers from enlarged joints and arthritis. It’s difficult for him to run, and he can’t jump; and in fact has seen little action in games. Read more…