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Player with Down's Syndrome Scores

Okay this is my favorite story of the day: Matt Ziesel's touchdown run. Matt Ziesel, a freshman on the  St. Joseph Benton High School football team, has Down's Syndrome, and so hasn't played an any of the actual games, never mind scored a touchdown... until now. St. Joseph Benton coach Dan McCamy 's team had the ball but were losing 46-0 when he approached opponent Maryville High School's defensive coach  David McEnaney, asking Maryville to let Matt Zeisel, a 5'3", 110-lb running back, score a touchdown.  Demonstrating great sportsmanship, Maryville agreed, and the moment is captured here in all its viral-video glory: Matt Zeisel's touchdown run. [kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


09/22/2009 9:17AM
Player with Down's Syndrome Scores
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09/22/2009 5:53PM
Kathy Garel
I just caught the tale end of you telling this story on the air today, but assumed it would be a boy with Down Syndrome. Thank you so much for posting this. I have a six month old with Down Syndrome and just found this soooo cool to watch. You always impress me with your kindness and love towards people. I listen to you whenever I get a chance. Thanks again.
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