TODAY | September 08, 2013
>>> unusual for high school students to do a lot of extracurricular activities on their plate.
>> these days you need them.
>> this football player is taking things to the next level because when had it comes to game time , he's not just wearing pads. he puts on another entire uniform at halftime.
>> i love this story. the teenager who is doing double duty under those friday night lights.
>>> am i excited for the game tonight? is i'm excited.
>> reporter: in the halls of the episcopal school of dallas --
>> i'm well rounded.
>> reporter: he is 6'3", 335 pounds. but the senior is known for his huge personality.
>> armond has tried every different hat that he can try.
>> so then it's 55 sent meters per second.
>> reporter: he's a stellar student and actor.
>> he cried half the night.
>> reporter: and then there's his voice.
>> reporter: you can't be armond's size and not play high school football in north texas , when the friday lights come on, it is his time to shine on the field in more ways than one. armond is number 72.
>> come on, ar mopped, let's go.
>> reporter: he's drawn scholarship attention from major colleges, but at halftime he puts on a show for the friday night faithful. armond is a cheerleader.
>> his toes go up to here which is higher than any of the girls.
>> he's going to get 24, 30 on the vertical jump, it's crazy what this kid does.
>> reporter: what do you love about cheerlead iing?
>> cheer is a sport and at the same time it's entertainment, an art.
>> reporter: it restored his spirit. he spent most of eighth grade partially paralyzed after a football neck injury. he couldn't play but he could cheer.
>> that was the first sport that i played when i got out of the wheelchair. and i experienced such a great teamwo teamwork.
>> reporter: when doctors cleared him to play football again this year, armond told his coach, only on one condition.
>> i have to cheer and be able to play football and he would have to figure that one out.
>> reporter: now this bulldozer of a nose tackle is ready to combine his unique skills on his next quarterback set.
>> you think you can scare me, and maybe you'll say boo. but last time i just checked, i just tackled you.
>> reporter: for "today" randy mcill wane, nbc news, dallas, texas.
>> i love it. i love it.