12-year-old ‘too big’ for Pee Wee Football

Posted at 8:04 AM, Aug 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-20 08:04:07-04

MESQUITE, TX (CNN) – A Texas 12-year-old has been told he is “too big” to play football by the Mesquite Pee Wee Football Association.

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Elijah Earnheart weighs 297 pounds, that’s about the same weight as some NFL linebackers!

The organization says Elijah exceeds the 135-pound limit for seventh graders.

Earnhardt is over 6 feet tall, and his mother, Cindy,says that they still are pushing for admission into the league.

It’s not all bad news for the 12-year-old.

WFAA-TV reports comedian Steve Harvey has invited the boy to be a guest on his talk show next month.

Elijah is also apparently getting to practice with the San Diego Chargers this week.