LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Just three months after Kenbriel Hearn emerged
from a coma, the 18-year-old football star scored the most memorable
touchdown of his life.
The senior at Memphis High School suffered two
strokes caused by a bleeding mass on his brain and spent three weeks on
life support. By the time he awoke this past summer, 5-foot-7 frame had
withered from 160 pounds to 112. He was paralyzed on his right side,
unable to walk or talk.
His football season was the last thing on his mind.
Once regaining the ability to jog, his coach
secretly conspired with his opposing counterpart to get the football in
Hearn's hands one time this season.
On Nov. 1, Hearn took a handoff and slowly jogged 48 yards to the end zone.
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