It’s not often you see a sophomore in high school with a physique you’d expect to see from an NFL defensive tackle, but that’s exactly what you get from 14-year-old Tyler Parker.
The rising sophomore out of Santa Margarita High School in California, who isn’t even old enough to have his learner’s permit yet, already boasts a 300-pound frame that appears to be mostly muscle.
— Tyler Parker (TP) (@iam_tylerparker) July 6, 2022
According to his Hudl page, Parker can bench press 185 pounds 25 times, can deadlift 415 pounds, and runs a 4.9 40-yard dash, which is extraordinarily fast for a player of his size.
As a result, Parker has already earned a scholarship offer from the Arizona Wildcats, and that surely will not be the only Division I team that comes calling before it comes time for him to send in his letter of intent.
Naturally, when the college football world saw photos of Parker’s Hulk-like frame at only 14 years old, they took to Twitter to express their amazement and disbelief.
14 years old looking like Rambo https://t.co/7UwfOYh6uX
— Matt DeBary (@MattDeBary) July 6, 2022
This dude looks at least 30 😂😭 https://t.co/xzGUU1iHJN
— Antwan V. Staley (@antwanstaley) July 7, 2022
well i'm 29 years old but you don't see me bragging about it https://t.co/xtdDWdpheD
— ric sanchez (@ricsanchez) July 7, 2022
This guys formula was protein shake https://t.co/JbJ5g9ZIl1
— Bun A Bwoy (@ThatDudeMCFLY) July 7, 2022
Can he play right tackle? https://t.co/POFXiFg7MX
— Bolt Beat (@BB_Chargers) July 7, 2022
Tyler Parker is 14 years old. Class of 2025.
Looks like a walking muscle. 🤯 https://t.co/QhQwHdTiVu
— Jeff Sentell (@jeffsentell) July 6, 2022
As a rising sophomore in high school, Parker still has to still wait over four years until he’ll have a chance to make an impact on a college football roster. That sounds like bad news for the poor high school players he’ll be lining up against for the next three seasons.