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Football player with Down Syndrome scores special TD

Posted on: September 22, 2009

On the last play of the game, the Maryville Spoofhounds were defeating the St. Joseph Benton Cardinals 46-0 and could have gone for the shutout.  Yet St. Joe’s coach Dan McCamey asked the Maryville coach to allow one player to score a touchdown, who had been begging to play all year.  He sent in Matt Ziesel, a freshman football player who also has down syndrome,  who scored a touchdown with a little help from his friends and opponents:

http://www.parentdish.com/2009/09/21/rivals-give-last-touchdown-to-player-with-down-syndrome/?icid=main|main|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.parentdish.com%2F2009%2F09%2F21%2Frivals-give-last-touchdown-to-player-with-down-syndrome%2F

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