Found March 25, 2013 on
Have you ever heard that everything is bigger and better in Texas?
Well, in the case of Pilot Point high school senior Matt Poursoltani that is certainly the case. Colleges are likely going to look at Matt as a project player, but will be more than happy to give him a look. Why? Because there are few that can push people around quite like he can.
Matt recently set the Texas state record when he benched press 700 pounds (single lift).
Yes, you read that right--700 pounds.
To put that in perspective, the NFL record was set by former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman, Larry Allen, of 705 pounds.
And this kid is still in high school!
Breaking it and even the world record is entirely within his reach with his best years still ahead of him. He will need to gain another 375 pounds onto his max to tie the world record of 1075, but the kid tacked on 130 pounds in the last year.
He can do it if he stays healthy.
However, he may have to decide between becoming the strongest man in the world and football if a college decided to give him a try. They will love the power that the 270 pounder will bring, but if he gets too big and muscular his bulk will hamper his maneuverability.
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Texas High School senior Matt Poursoltani showed off his weightlifting skills on Saturday when he proceeded to bench press 700 pounds. The NFL record is held by former left tackle Larry Allen, who benched 705 pounds while weighing 305 pounds. Poursoltani managed to bench 700 pounds while weighing only 270 pounds and being merely a senior in High School. This is the Texas High...
While I know this isn’t really related to football, it’s pretty amazing so I thought I’d post it.
A Texas high school senior named Matt Poursoltani was able to bench press 700 pounds. This kids chest is amazing. It’s the size of my five-year old son.
According to Black Sports Online, the most weight any NFL player has ever bench pressed was 705 by Larry Allen, incase...
I literally can bench 145lbs on a good day, so I am having a hard time fathoming this one. Check out Pilot Point’s Matt Poursoltani, who is a senior high school powerlifter in Texas just crush the below STACK of weight. The senior bench pressed an astonishing 700 pounds and it bested his last year’s weight by over 100 lbs. Prep Rally makes a great point regarding the feat...
How much were you bench pressing back in high school? Am I safe in assuming that it wasn’t anything close to 700 pounds? If so, meet high school senior Matt Poursoltani at Pilot Point High in Texas. Who among other things, casually lifted 700 pounds recently. Courtesy of NESN.com, we have footage of the incredible feat.
Yeah, I’m in shock too. If you were wondering, the...
This is a clip of a teenager lifting 700 pounds.I repeat, this teenager bench-pressed 700 pounds.[Matt] Poursoltani lifted a ridiculous 700 pounds on Saturday — a feat not only impressive because it’s 700 pounds but also because Poursoltani is a high school senior at Pilot Point High in Texas, and because he has increased the amount he can lift by more than 100 pounds in just...