Jeremiah Johnson just wants to play football and be a kid, because he is a kid. The problem here is that everywhere he turns, there are adults who do not believe that he is the age that he says he is.
The 12-year-old running back from Fort Worth, Texas has gone viral before and it only put even more attention on him. His initial viral moment saw him sporting what appeared to be facial hair and tattoos following the 2022 Youth National Championships in Miami, where he was crowned MVP.
Johnson just recently spoke out about how people still refuse to believe he is the age that he says he is.
“I know I don’t look like my age. I mean, it doesn’t really affect me… When I was six, I started growing a mustache.”
To which Johnson replied: “I know I don’t look like my age. I mean, it doesn’t really affect me.”
He also went on to address the viral photo where he apparently had a tattoo, adding, “Yeah, it was fake,” he said.
The youngster also laughed off accusations of birth certificates showing he was born in 1989.
“No, there’s no truth!” he giggled.
On Instagram, he revealed he started a ton of followers over his viral moment and people not believing he is actually 12 mainly due to his size and mustache.
“I gained, like, 50,000 followers. It just started going up from there.”
Johnson, whose Dallas Dragons Elite Academy (DEA) team won the championship game, can be seen holding a trophy last year that read: “12U Division 1 Most Valuable Player.”
At the time of his viral moment, Johnson was said to be 5-foot-11, 198 pounds, according to a Twitter account believed to belong to the youngster. That account has since been deleted. There is no telling what his size is now almost eight months later.
Earlier this month, he had a birthday and is now officially a teenager.
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