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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004

    Born Without Legs, Football Player Still Scores

    Being born without legs couldn't stop a Dayton high school football player from fulfilling his dream of joining his school's team.

    His story of courage has become a national inspiration and this weekend it was on full display during a game at Cincinnati's Stargel Stadium.

    "I was born without legs, wasn't no birth defect," said Bobby Martin, a Colonel White High School tackle. "I just came out like this, God wanted me like this so here I am."

    "Bobby wants to be a football player, he is a football player," said George Kontsis, coach for Hughes Center. "He has not let anything stand in his way."

    On his own sideline he's just one of the guys -- which is exactly what he wants.

    "He's just a regular kid," said Earl White, Colonel White High School coach.

    Running on his hands, he's nearly as quick as anyone else on the team.

    Although he's a senior this year, Martin hopes his playing days aren't over.

    He's hopeful he can play in college.

    Several pictures of this incrediable kid at the link. I saw a video of him making a tackle, he is formidable.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    The Other End
    What a great story... I hope he makes it to the big leagues...

    This post is my opinion only, and is subject to making me look totally confused