10/10/2013 09:32 EDT | Updated 12/10/2013 05:12 EST

How GTA football player became internet sensation

Before last weekend, you wouldn't have known who he was unless you were a diehard St. Michael's College foootball fan. 

But running back Jaeden Washington exploded onto the internet scene and introduced himself to hundreds of thousands with a spectacular tackle, after tackle, after tackle-busting run en route to the end zone last week.

The grade 10 student in the Greater Toronto Area school has garnered much attention as a result of his run, and even though Washington is shocked by the popularity the video has received, his teammates said they're used to seeing it from their star 15-year-old tailback. 

Watch the above video to find out more about how Washington's run has transformed him into an overnight sensation.