He may not be the fastest runner you'll ever see, but West Catholic (Pa.) High senior Rodney Linder is sure of one thing: He's the biggest you'll find.
The offensive lineman, who weighs in at 275 pounds on an ample 6-foot frame, began running after he'd already established himself as one of his school's top shot-putters. With extra time at meets after he finished his shot-put throws, Linder was looking for another event to pick up, a quest which led him to the 100- and 200-meter sprints.
According to the Phildelphia Daily News, the senior harbors no illusions that he has a collegiate future on the track -- he jokingly says that his fastest time is maybe a 13.4-second 100-meter sprint -- but he's just as competitive on the track as he is the football field, taking pride and comfort in ensuring he never finishes last.
"I was kind of worried about finishing last the first time I ran. But I actually beat one other guy, so that made me feel good," Linder told the Daily News. "I can't sayRead More »from Offensive lineman doubles as a 275-pound sprinter