270-Pound High School Running Back Breaks Free of Defensive Swarm for Unlikely Touchdown

Andress High School running back Travon Ware became an instant local hero in El Paso, and an internet sensation, when footage of his bulldozing, 78-yard touchdown run against Chapin High School was posted on Twitter.

Reporter Erik Elken and others in attendance at McKee Stadium on September 5 watched in amazement as Ware’s improbable touchdown formed the centerpiece of a 15-0 win.

Speaking to Elken’s station KVIA ABC-7, the 5-foot-10-inch, 267 lb Ware said the struggle through a deluge of tackles was “kinda hard,” with “everyone on my back.” Credit: Erik Elken via Storyful