Flip on Hayden Conner's highlights and you'd probably wonder what a grown man is doing on a football field with a bunch of middle-schoolers.

But Hayden Conner isn't a grown man. He's about to be a freshman in high school, and over the weekend, the 15-year-old received a scholarship offer from Nebraska.

He's one of at least three recruits in the 2021 class — entering the ninth grade — that have reported offers from the Huskers. Conner's offer came after he stood out during Nebraska's Big Man camp on Friday.

And Conner is definitely big. He says in his Twitter bio that he stands 6-foot-5.5, 280 pounds. That's pretty close to the listed sizes of current Husker linemen like Nick Gates, Broc Bando and Bryan Brokop.

So what would you expect happens when this bulldozer-sized teenager steps on the field with kids that weigh about as much as one of his biceps?


The two videos below shows highlights of Conner — one from the youth football team he played for in 2014 and another from his seventh grade season.

He often lines up at tight end, eclipsing every other player on the field. And when the ball comes his way, opponents learn a hard lesson in Newton's First Law of Motion — a Hayden Conner in motion ... stays in motion.

His defensive highlights are something to behold too. He lines up at defensive end, plants blockers on their backsides and tosses quarterbacks like rag dolls. You often wonder how they stay in one piece.

It's somewhat comical to see Conner share a field with kids so much smaller than himself, but his size and potential make him a serious football prospect. There are nearly four years until he picks a college — and any number of things could happen between now and then — but coaches from Nebraska and Miami have already extended him scholarship offers.

And maybe one day, these poor, defenseless little middle-schoolers will see Conner playing in college and think back to the times they stood in his way and lived to tell the tale.

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