Feel Good Video of the Week: Player with Down Syndrome Scores Varsity Touchdown
[Source: King5.com] — SNOHOMISH, Wash. – By most accounts, Ike Ditzenberger is different.
The 17-year-old junior at Snohomish High School has Down Syndrome. He takes special classes during the day, but after school Ike is just like one of the guys.
He’s a varsity football player.
“He gives it 100 percent every time he’s out there,” says Head Coach Mark Perry. “On the sidelines, he likes to crack jokes, and sometimes he’ll eat a cookie or two.”
The players embrace Ike as one of their own. Every night at practice, the team runs a special play. They call it the ‘Ike Special’.
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