Posted by: cali4dre | September 23, 2009

Matt Ziesel’s Touchdown Scamper

In case you didn’t see this yet, here’s a feel good story that thankfully is becoming more and more frequent.  It’s about sportsmanship and a love of the game going hand in hand.  Matt Ziesel has Down Syndrome, but that didn’t stop him from living out his dream of scoring a touchdown in a football game.  Always ready to play, that’s how his coaches describe Matt.  And thanks to their opponents, Maryville HS, who were up already 46-0 with 10 seconds to go in the game, St. Joseph Benton was able to hand-off on there last play of the game and, well, see for yourself.

I’ve included a great article below that recaps the story very well.  Enjoy.

http://www.kansascity.com/706/story/1452971.html 

Matt is the Captain of the Freshman All-American Attitude Team

Matt is the Captain of the Freshman All-American Attitude Team

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  1. That was a wonderful story & video — a true testament to the true meaning of sports. Being a huge sports fan, especially football, I often see the spoiled players demanding millions of dollars to play a game and live a dream of being a professional athlete. Seeing the generous spirit of these young football players to allow a Matt to score a touchdown & live the dream is truly a tear jerker.


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