Although the story below is not college football related, and it doesn’t involve any snark (shocking, I know), it was simply too touching not to pass along. It does involve football, however, in the most incredible way possible.
Trent Glaze has muscular dystrophy. He’s never had the opportunity to play football because of the obvious physical limitations that come with this disease, but that hasn’t stopped him from following the game oh so close regardless.
His passion for the game eventually led Tom McCurdy – the head coach at Fairfield Union high school in Ohio – to name him team captain. Last week, his presence within the team went one unbelievable step further.
On Friday, when Fairfield’s playoff game against Teay Valley High had ended, both teams stayed on the field for one last play. Trent came onto the field in his wheelchair and full pads and took the handoff for a touchdown.
The display of sportsmanship from both teams truly is something incredible. And really, this goes well beyond just sportsmanship between two teams and shows a group of wonderful people doing something truly remarkable. This moment, which words really can’t do justice, you should watch for yourself.
Remember, you can always blame “allergies” after watching this, gentlemen.
(h/t Huffington Post)