Brendan Adams, the World's Tallest Football Player is Only 14
Brendan Adams, from the Morgan Middle School football team in Ellensburg Washington has been given the title of the World's Tallest Football Player as he is 7 foot 4 and is only 14-years-old.
The Guinness Book of World Records names Brendan Adams as the tallest teen-age boy in the world.
He was an average newborn, measuring just over 19 inches. But by five months old, he had gained 14 pounds and had all of his teeth. At 2, he was 3-foot-5; by 5 he was 4-for-5. At ll, he was 6-foot-8. He's now 14.
However, with tremendous height comes some health problems, as Adams already has arthritis and he has to be careful of enlarged joints and blood clots.
"I can't run anymore," Adams said in the story. "I can't be active like I used to."
Brendan Adams was featured on Oprah where he got to meet Shaquille O'Neal and look down on him as he is taller.
He loves football so much but he does have trouble, as he can't run very much and he can't jump but his team created a play just for him.
The world's tallest person is Sultan Kosen from Turkey, who is 8-foot-1, so Brendan will probably never get that title, plus he has been getting testosterone shots in the last several years and he hasn't grown in six months.