A New Player For Joe's Fantasy Football Team!, (We're kidding! This is
by Dog and Joe,posted Sep 22 2009 1:35PM
Matt Ziesel, a freshman on theÂ Â St. Joseph Benton High School football team, has Downâ€™s Syndrome, and so hasnâ€™t played an any of the actual games, never mind scored a touchdownâ€¦ until now. St. Joseph Benton coachÂ Dan McCamy â€™s team had the ball but were losing 46-0 when he approached opponent Maryville High Schoolâ€™sÂ defensive coachÂ Â David McEnaney, asking Maryville to let Matt Zeisel, a 5â€˛3â€ł, 110-lb running back, score a touchdown.Â Demonstrating great sportsmanship, Maryville agreed, and the moment is captured here in all its viral-video glory: Matt Zeiselâ€™s touchdown run.
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I went to high school at Benton and think itâ€™s AWESOME that Matt got to play and score a TD, regardless if it was staged or not. The Ziesel name carries a lot of tradition at the school so now Matt can say he scored like his other family members have for the team in the past. It wasnâ€™t even an (important) varsity game and nothing was lost, only gained. This is not a â€śpussificationâ€ť of America story like a caller said earlier today so the haters need to shut the hell up. Hereâ€™s another cool story that I really enjoyed from that high school if youâ€™re interested in a story of hard work http://www.stjoenews.net/news/2009/sep/17/just-another-athlete/?sports
Thanks for posting this! Our 4 year old with Down syndrome is a big football fan, too!