This 7-Foot, 440-Pound High School Lineman Could Be the Biggest Football Player in History

His talent is undeveloped, but this massive California high school lineman is getting attention from college coaches.


John Krahn might be the world's biggest football player.

A senior lineman at King High School in Riverside, California, Krahn stands 7-feet tall and weighs an astonishing 440 pounds. You read that correctly.

To give you an idea of how colossal Krahn is, we'll compare him to some current professional athletes. He's as tall as NBA player Nerlens Noel, and he weighs twice as much as NFL wide receiver Julio Jones. He's seven inches taller than Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback "Big Ben" Roethlisberger and weighs 200 more pounds. He's got 16 inches and 275 pounds on Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.

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Krahn is still a raw player on the field, but his size has helped him garner attention from college coaches. His most likely route will be to attend a junior college and try to slim down a bit while continuing to improve his skills. If he does that and builds more muscle mass, a big time college program could take a chance on him. Plus, he's got the perfect name for a gigantic dude. Release the Krahn.

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