Deaf Michigan High School Football Player is Captain of His Team – The Good News
Proof that you can do anything you put your mind to.
Devin Holmes is a senior in high school at Bloomfield Hills. He lives in Southfield, but the Bloomfield Hills district is a magnate school for deaf students in Oakland County.
Devin has been deaf since he was born. He was brought on to the varsity football team when he was a sophomore because of his size and eventually graduated to team captain. He never thought this would be possible because, obviously, he can't talk to his teammates.
Now, he communicates with his team through a sign language interpreter who accompanies him to practice and games. Because his interpreter can only stay on the sidelines during games, some of his teammates have taken ASL classes and they also communicate via hand signals.
This kid is a true inspiration, isn't he?