It's clear Muhammad Ali had athleticism in his DNA. One of his daughters, Laila Ali, was a professional boxer who went a perfect 24-0 in her career.

Now, one of Ali's grandchildren is emerging as a talented young football star. Just finished with his sophomore season, Biaggio Ali Walsh has established himself as a star in the making. The running back rushed for 600 yards this year while competing for Las Vegas' famed Bishop Gorman football team. That squad, which has won six straight state championships, is ranked No. 1 in the country by several news outlets.


Bishop Gorman's roster also features Cordell Broadus, a four-star wideout and the son of rapper Snoop Dogg. Walsh's numbers in just his sophomore campaign bode well for his future -- Rivals.com reports interest from several prominent programs, including UCLA and Arizona.

And it's a safe bet that Grandpa couldn't be more excited. He was in-person to watch Bishop Gorman's latest championship, and if Walsh's Instagram account is any indication, the two have a close bond:


"You're still pretty pops"

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Reading about yourself? I see you pops...

A photo posted by Biaggio Ali Walsh (@biaggioaliwalsh) on

Recent reports have suggested Muhammad Ali's health has suffered some setbacks recently, but his family says the boxing legend is on the road to recovery. Hopefully he gets to watch first-hand as Walsh's career continues to blossom.

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