Football Players Intentionally Miss A Touchdown To Brighten Someone’s Day

June 25, 2015

Football players don’t always have the best reputation for being nice to the “little guy”. But this middle school football team went above and beyond for a teammate, and created a moment in their lives that is sure to be with them forever.

For several weeks, the Olivet, Michigan team conspired behind the back of their coach to come up with a secret play.  And when it came time to execute that play, one player surprisingly went down at the one-yard-line during a game.  Fans instantly groaned, but were shocked at what happened next.

The intentional down was done on purpose.  It set the stage for their next play, which gave teammate Keith Orr, a student with behavioral and learning disabilities, the chance to score his first touchdown. You can barely see it in the video, because his team is crowded around to protect him.

And when asked why they did it, player Justice Miller said: “it’s just like to make someone’s day, make someone’s week, just make them happy.”

Here is the original CBS “On the Road” newscast by Steve Hartman, who tells us about the football team who took a player under their wings and executed what may be the most successful play of all time.

Credit to the story above goes to the Huffington Post