Football

This may be the greatest middle school touchdown ever

Nov. 6, 2013 at 4:28 PM ET

Olivet School Football Team Lets Disabled Player Score
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Olivet School Football Team Lets Disabled Player Score

Even if you're not a huge football fan, you know that the game inspires grand metaphors about winning, losing, struggling and persevering. And there can be a lot of humanity out there on the gridiron. Case in point: The middle school football team in Olivet, Michigan.

The team recently surprised everyone by running a secret play that even their coaches didn't know about. Dubbed the "Keith Special," the play allowed learning disabled teammate Keith Orr to score his first touchdown—a feat that's nearly impossible to watch without tearing up.   

Jessica Dukes is a working mom of two. You can find her on Google+, Twitter and Pinterest.

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