West Michigan Middle School Football Players Make Special Needs Player’s Day [VIDEO]
When you think of the most-successful football play of all time, you may not immediately think of the 8th grade Eagles from Olivet Middle School on Michigan’s west side. But after watching this video, you will.
Keith Orr has had learning and behavioral disabilities all of his life. His teammates showed this special needs boy just how special he really is, with a scheme that they didn’t share with their coaches or parents. On October 5th, during a game against Eaton Rapids, running back Sheridan Hedrick downed the ball at the one-yard line. Orr was then protected by some of the team’s biggest players as he went on to score a touchdown.
The moment was truly victorious for Orr, but as you’ll see in the video below, it had a lifelong impact for the 8th graders that made it happen.