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Video: High school football player’s impressive 50-yard touchdown run goes viral

TORONTO – A video of a Toronto high school football player’s 50-yard touchdown run has gone viral.

Jaeden Washington, a running back on the junior team (Grade 9 and 10 students) at St. Michael’s College in Toronto posted a highlight reel run on YouTube on October 4. Since then, it’s garnered over 500,000 views.

The run was from St. Michael’s 53-2 trouncing of St. Andrew’s during a game on September 21. Washington breaks at least 3 tackles – including an impressive stiff-arm – on his way to the long running touchdown.

The video has also caught the attention of several media outlets in the football-crazed United States who have nothing but praise for the young athlete.

The Big Lead, a division of USA Today, described Washington as the “monstrous high school football player in this video running over little Canadians who did not learn to wrap up.”

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Gawker.com described the video thusly: “This is what happens when a defense made up entirely of kids who can’t tackle try to take on a running back who has a little Bo Jackson in him.”

Yahoo.com described Washington as “a two-sport athlete, starring in both football and rugby, and he’s completely unstoppable in both.”

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