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Huge, Talented High School Football Player Crushing Opponents

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A 6-foot-5, 295 lbs. high school football player appears to be a heavy burden for his smaller opponents.

Elijah Grady, Dakota Sioux and Mandan-Hidatsa, was recently featured on Deadspin.com as “a giant high school football player” who “dominates his tiny opponents.”

Grady, a senior at New Town High School in New Town, North Dakota, is an offensive tackle, but his size and athlelticism allows him to play all over the field, on offense and defense.

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Elijah Grady, #74 in uniform.

"With his size, he has incredible speed," New Town’s head coach Mike Montgomery told the Grand Forks Herald. "We had him carry the ball 5-6 times, and he took two of them for 40-plus-yard touchdowns. The speed that he has is absolutely incredible for being as large as he is.”

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On Wednesday, Grady signed his letter of intent to play football at the University of North Dakota next season. During UND’s summer camp 2014, offensive line coach Luke Knauf said, “He dominated [the other] kids.

"Elijah is a very athletic O-lineman," Knauf said. "He can run. He can jump. He can flat-out play. He can bend. He's athletic. Those are the guys we are trying to get here.”

Grady is also a well-rounded athlete. He was an all-region pick on a state-qualifying basketball team, and won the discus throw at the state track meet. He’s also a competitive boxer.

The honor roll student plans to pursue a career in medicine at UND, studying nursing. UND told the Grand Forks Herald that he’s their “diamond in the rough.”

Grady tweeted about his newfound fame.

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Elijah Grady, #74 in uniform.

To view his highlight reel, go to MaxPreps.com.