Sport360.com - American Football may be in its infancy in the UAE, but 12-year-old Kian Sohrabi is doing his best to put it on the map. Sohrabi has been the talk of the sport's community over the past few days, and it's little wonder, after scoring a stunning touchdown that has had Sport360° towers in raptures.
Kian Rostam Sohrabi with his coaches
Despite his slight build and tender years, Sohrabi shows a turn of pace and the awareness of a NFL running back veteran to score a 100 yard punt return. But then that only tells half the story.
Sohrabi's team, the Barracudas, may have ran out 40-0 winners over the Dubai Stallions but it's 12-year-old who stole the headlines. And rightly so.
We were treated to Al Ain's brilliant 19-pass tiki-taka goal last month, but this takes some beating. Enjoy!
Kian Rostam Sohrabi was born in Fairfax Virginia and home for him is Great Falls Virginia. He moved to Dubai with his family 3 years ago when his dad's job relocated them to Dubai. Kian is 12 years old and is a 7th grade honors student at the Dubai American Academy. Kian loves American Football especially the Washington Redskins. He has been playing organized football for the past 4 seasons. He has been consecutive MVP of the league for the past 3 years. This season his team the Dubai Barracudas went undefeated and he was a key player on their team playing Running Back on offence, Linebacker on Defense, and on special teams he was the Kick Returner and Kicker. This year he averaged two touchdowns per game and averaged 12 yards per carry. He visits his family back in the US every summer and loves hanging out with his brother Ario Barzan and his cousins: Emon, Elham, Hasti, Arman, Sophie, and Delara.
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