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WHITE SWAN, Wash. -- A tiny Washington high school is home to perhaps the largest running back anywhere in the country -- amateur or professional.
At 400 pounds, Tony Picard racked up 576 yards rushing and seven touchdowns this year at White Swan High School.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports his coach put 6-4 Picard at running back because he was so athletic for his size. Many NFL running backs weigh half as much as Picard.
Picard hasn't been the featured running back at White Swan, a school of less than 300 students. Smaller, quicker players have typically led the running game while Picard has been a reliable short-yardage back.
This year, he averaged nearly six yards per carry.
Video of Picard's rumbling runs has drawn more than two million views on YouTube.
The clips show the 17-year-old plowing through defenders while also showing swiftness on his feet. Picard hopes to go on to play college football.
"You'll see the other team just kind of looking at him when they're shaking hands, like, 'Oh my gosh, do I really have to tackle this guy?' " Picard's coach, Andy Bush, told ABC's Good Morning America.
-- The Associated Press