The internet is in awe of Jeremiah Johnson, a 12-year-old running back from Fort Worth, Texas, due to his stature and maturity.
MVP Honors in 2022 Youth National Championships
The athlete, who won MVP honors in the 2022 Youth National Championships over the weekend in Miami, went viral after a picture of him with what seemed to be facial hair and a tattoo resurfaced on social media.
Johnson is shown in the photo with the trophy that reads, “12U Division 1 Most Valuable Player,” and whose Dallas Dragons Elite Academy (DEA) squad won the final match.
Johnson may be heard asserting that he is definitely 12 years old in a different video.
Johnson was identified as a 12-under football player by Generation NEXXT, a nationwide child sports school and network in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which posted pictures of Johnson to Facebook and Instagram. However, other internet users, including one NFL player, do not agree that the phenomenon is a pre-teen.
“If that 12 year old truly 12 my son not playing football, these kids build different,” tweeted Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill.
Social Media Stir
Johnson’s age is being speculated on by others on social media, with one user writing: “Ight 1. One of the most popular names is Jeremiah Johnson. 2. 3. the mustache The hairline was pushed back and the locks. I’m going to say 22 now. I am receptive to arguments 17–21. However, 12 heck naw.
“I want Jeremiah Johnson’s birth certificate,” one user tweeted, while another added, “Ain’t no f-king way this person 12.” And not the ‘Benchwarmers’ “I’m 12” variety.
Johnson is estimated to be 5-foot-11 and 198 pounds, according to a Twitter account. He will be qualified to attend college in 2027, it also says.
Johnson’s mother, Shana Evans, shared a picture of him on Facebook on Friday, saying, “Check my baby out…. playing hard at the Nationals! ”
Evans stated on Monday in a another Facebook post: “Before I lie down I just want y’all to know…. viral spread of my child. These people are entering, so… He is on 12U and complies with all regulations, but the tattoo isn’t real (duh). The goatee is there, yes.