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Newman Born to Play Football

Brandon Newman

At the age of three, Brandon Newman's future seemed obvious to anyone who caught a glimpse of him. Strangers often approached Brandon's mother, Selina Leon-Newman, to marvel at the young boy's enormity.

"Whenever we would walk around town, people would say ‘He's gonna play football when he gets bigger,'" Selina explained. "Brandon would just shake his head ‘Yes.'" Luckily for Irish fans, Brandon did get bigger. A lot bigger. The senior nose tackle out of Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, Kentucky now measures at 6-foot-1 and 305 pounds. According to his mother, Brandon brings a... Recommended Stories