by Katie Faulkner
These players became high school football legends thanks to ferocious tenacity, resilience, and skill exceeding their smaller statures. They may have been undersized in the positions they played, but never in grit or determination. Success came from hitting harder, enduring longer, playing through pain, and never showing fear. These are the guys you’d want to be in a foxhole with, but always regretted meeting on the gridiron. Pound for pound the toughest guys on the field, here are a few of the most memorable moments and traits of these potent powerhouses of the past.