Arian Garcia embodies that quote more than any kid I’ve ever seen. He’s only 8 years old and not as tall as some of his opponents, but the pee wee football player isn’t letting that stop him from laying them out.
When he went up a kid twice his size off the edge, he sent him into the dirt.
Pee Wee Player Trucks Kid Twice His Size
There’s a reason Arian’s nickname is “Mowgli,” like the fictional character who was raised by wolves in a jungle. A hit like that from someone his size looks like he’s hungry to sack the quarterback on every single play no matter who’s in his way.
Arian was just 7 when he lowered his shoulders and trucked this unsuspecting 11-year-old kid in a game.
The clip instantly began to gain traction on social media. An Instagram account named Youth Football Network with more than 90,000 followers posted it in March and it’s received 190,000 likes since then.
Even former NFL players commented how impressed they were with Arian’s walloping hit.
“You can?t teach this type of stuff,” former NFL running back Brandon Jacobs responded.
When Arian thanked him for the words, Jacobs continued: “Keep working hard. You got the biggest heart on the field. Good luck champ!!!”
“All heart,” former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman wrote.
I don’t know if Alabama head coach Nick Saban has Arian on his radar. If he’s hitting like this at that size, just imagine what he’ll be able to do 10 years from now.
Plenty of smaller players have dominated football. Tyrann Mathieu AKA the “Honey Badger” became the most feared defensive player in college football and continued his success in the NFL as a hard-hitting safety.
If Arian “Mowgli” Garcia keeps outworking everyone his age, he could find himself playing in the SEC one day.