As a small child he was teased and bullied about his massive overweight, but by about age eight he learned that he could get respect because he was very strong. Since his huge size made people laugh, he became the class clown. In high school, he played football and said that he was able to leg press 1500 pounds. He was a very good wrestler, but at 6′ and 305 pounds, he was not allowed to wrestle in competition because the rules stated that the heaviest weight class was up to 275 pounds. What hurt him the most was that he could never get a date because of his massive size.