A high school football star scored the biggest touchdown of his life when he awarded his homecoming crown to a classmate with cerebral palsy.
Fossil Ridge quarterback Max Akin delivered the crown to K.L Norwood on his knees during halftime at last week’s game against Saginaw in Keller, Texas.
Both had been nominated for homecoming king, WFAA-TV reports.
“I didn’t know when I would have the right time to do it,” Akin told the station. “But I saw K.L., came over and gave him a hug, and I knew that he wanted the crown more than anything.”
“I think it should’ve gone to the person who positively uplifts the school and everybody around him and that person is K.L. for sure,” Akin added.
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The homecoming queen hugged Norwood with the crown on his head.
“It was absolutely terrific,” he said.
The story has gone viral on social media, WFAA reported.
Akin scored four touchdowns before halftime. Fossil Ridge won the game 40-12.
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But the night’s biggest cheers were for Norwood, the football team manager.
“I thought it was the best hearing them chant K.L.’s name right after halftime and I know he liked that, too,” Akin, a senior, told the station. “Everybody was going wild for him. Everybody loves K.L. at his school.”