There is a 6'4", 400-Pound High School Running Back on the Loose

By Jason Priestas on November 16, 2013 at 2:22a
Tony Picard is a 6'4", 400-pound running back. No, really.

Tony Picard is, by far, the biggest running back in the country. The 6-foot-4, 400-pound bruiser carries the rock for White Swan, a school on the Yakima Indian Reservation in Washington.

He is part Umatilla-Nez Perce Indian and says he has some Sioux Indian blood too.   He plays nose guard as well as Running back.

The Cougars use a number of offensive weapons and he is biggest one.  In fact he would be the biggest weapon in the NFL or NCAA too.   He and the Cougars are wrapping up the season tonight and have the State Title in mind.

Pray for every other team he faces in the state playoffs.

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Hovenaut's picture

Mother trucker, that's a full back.

Seriously hope the parents of number 3 did not take that photo.

Oldschoolbuck's picture

Yeah, Hove. My first thought was, "Get out of the way, #3! Dude is at least 3 of you!"

FitzBuck's picture

If Jerome Bettis was the bus this guy is the Dump Truck.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

hit_the_couch's picture

He has something like 576 yards on 102 or so carries. I expected more than that as someone that big has to be difficult to bring down.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

Scott K's picture

Take the legs.  Doubt he has much stamina either...

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

D. Anthony's picture

"McMurphy: The Chief voted. Now will you please turn on the television set?"

D. Anthony

TheSpiteHouse's picture

He just might be tough to stop in a goal-line situation.

Haybucks's picture

The funny things about this slo-mo video are:

  1. He gets down into a 3-pt stance
  2. the video editor points him out with an arrow
  3. his pants stay up

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


andyb's picture

The biggest running back in the history of all mankind plays for "WHITE SWAN????"  This is the best country in the world I have no doubts anymore...

MAJbucksfan's picture

That spin move was killer!
Reminds me of my freshman year of college.  I was an assistant coach for the 7th grade team at the catholic school across the street (Gesu?).  Since we lacked enough folks, I filled in as the scout team running back and let all those little hellians go full tackle on me.  For a 7th grader to face a 6'2" 210 lb back, even without pads, was a tall order.  However, it tought them pursuit angles, team tackling, and when games arrived, they were absolutely unimpressed with a 7th grade "power back".  Plus, my girlfriend (now wife) thought it was hilarious the collection of bruises I always came home with.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I'm sure this kid gets yards, but if this strategy actually worked Urban wouldn't be wasting time recruiting elite athletes ..... he'd just hang out by Taco Bell from 2-4 in the morning.

Yeti's have feelings too.

Rjpfish2's picture

"he'd just hang out by Taco Bell from 2-4 in the morning"  Maybe, but I thought only drunk people and high fliers frequented Toxic Hell late at night. I'd be looking at the Golden Corral around 3 in the afternoon for my next sumo-back. 

brandonbauer87's picture

A team I played against in 8th grade did this. It worked really well until we stripped him on the final play of the game and ran it back to the house for the win. 

Jhesse17's picture

Tons of teams did this against my middle school. I'm glad they did because now when I face a power back I know to hit him low. Face to the inside of the far knee my friend :)


No. 3 looks like he's about to take a No. 2.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

Hovenaut's picture

Lol....."form tackling!"

Woodshed's picture

I very rarely literally LOL reading boards. 
I just did at that one. Well done.

harleymanjax's picture

Hoke should sign him, I guarantee he could get more yards than Fitz!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

ScarletGray43157's picture

If the defenders were tall enough to get a good shot on the football itself, it would be loose on almost every play.  

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

WiliestBuckeye's picture

I love the look on #43's face. It says he foresees pain in #3's near future.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

buckeyedude's picture

What's his 40 time?



ScarletNGrey01's picture

It was clocked at a 4.6*
* minutes

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Bolt's picture

I honestly feel like he'd still be more effective plowing holes for faster ball carriers as an o-lineman, but whatever floats their boat. Maybe on 3rd or 4th and short and you just have to have a few yards it's most effective to give him the ball...nobody's gonna knock him backwards.