Beyond the field, football is a game of motivation, emotion and moments that inspire greatness. Trent Glaze‘s story is one that evokes the utmost of all three.
Ten years ago, muscular dystrophy forced Trent into a life bound to a wheelchair. Still, he wouldn’t let that get in the way of him scoring his first-ever touchdown. His teammates helped him into the end zone after the clock ran out on the final game of the season for the Fairfield Union High School Falcons, according to ABC News via The Huffington Post.
For a kid who thought he would never have a chance to play football, this was a dream come true.
“I thought about what it would be like,” he told ABC News, “but nothing could compare to what it really was.”
Glaze has been at every single practice for the Falcons for the past few years, according to the Lancaster Eagle Gazette via the Huffington Post. As dedicated as Glaze has been to his team — he was elected captain by Fairfield Union coach Tom McCurdy — it was a great way to say thank you and send him off in style.
“This means a lot,” Glaze said. “It’s going to be there in my memory for the rest of my life. I’ll never forget it.”
And this doesn’t have to be the last thing he does in football. According to the Gazette, McCurdy thinks Glaze could make a good coach.
“Whatever he puts his mind to, he does,” McCurdy said to the Gazette. “He hunts, he plays all the wheelchair sports.”
Video and screen shot via ABC News