JEREMIAH JOHNSON’S rise to fame continued after he and “Baby Gronk” went head-to-head.
The 12-year-old Texan soccer star recently took social media by storm when questions surfaced about his alleged age after winning the MVP award at the 12U Division 1 Youth National Championships in Miami, Florida.
Allegedly 5ft 11, 198lbs, a photo of Johnson with the MVP award went viral on social media.
Johnson’s mustache and possibly a tattoo on his forearm only fueled the debate.
The youngster is a versatile talent who can compete as a running back or offensive lineman and currently represents the Dallas Dragons Elite Academy (DEA).
He describes himself on Instagram as a “4X Heisman Winner” and “#1 Player in the nation”
And over the weekend, the newfound celebrity found herself opposite another star in the making.
Madden San Miguel, also known as Baby Gronk, may only be nine years old, but he too has been the center of attention in recent years.
Like Johnson, San Miguel dreams of becoming an NFL star, telling SI that he “wants to go into the NFL and be the first draft pick.”
With nearly 300,000 Instagram followers, San Miguel has established himself as a local celebrity after meeting Dallas Cowboys stars like Dak Prescott, DeMarcus Lawrence, and KaVontae Turpin, among others.
His Instagram, run by his dad, is filled with training, lifestyle and football-related content, which he’s usually seen sporting his iced-out baby gronk necklace.
Over the weekend, Johnson and Baby Gronk faced each other in a race to win the ball.
Johnson, won by San Miguel, looked like he was holding back – understandable considering he’s nearly a foot taller than his competitor.
The dynamic duo also attended US Army Bowl Week and were filmed with the Army players, with San Miguel also signing jerseys.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6950450/nfl-hopefuls-jeremiah-johnson-faces-off-baby-gronk/ Jeremiah Johnson, 12, takes on “Baby Gronk” as the mustachioed youngster proclaims himself the “No. 1 player in America.”