In what Americans call football, massiveness matters. And this young man is large enough to push through or block smaller opponents.
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It may be nothing more than sheer coincidence, but his parents report that the first words that he learned to say as a baby were, "Fee-fi-fo-fum".
He sounds as though he would be an asset to any team/school/organisation that chooses him. From the article, he sounds like an impressive young man, without his size.