Touchdown!!

Nov 04, 2011
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Trent Glaze who has muscular dystrophy loves the game of football. Although his disability limits his mobility, it has not stopped him from playing his favorite sport while using his wheelchair.

Trent, now a senior at Fairfield Union High School in Ohio started getting involved with the team several years ago. He has been at every practice, every team function and everything else. He’s been a team manager for much of that, but this year, Coach Tom McCurdy invited him to be on the team — and to be a team captain.

Trent has been waiting for a chance to carry the ball since he had to rely on a motorized wheelchair 10 years ago by muscular dystrophy. “I told the coach I want to go out with a bang,” he said.

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Anyone who plays football probably dreams of scoring a touchdown at some point. Just last Friday, Trent had one of his biggest wishes come true. He scored a touchdown! After the clock ran out on Friday’s game against Teay’s Valley High, both teams took the field for one last play, and the senior wheeled himself into the end zone for a touchdown. Trent “Big T” scored the Falcons’ biggest touchdown of the year!

It was his opportunity to shine,” Fairfield Union coach Tom McCurdy. “He’s my right-hand man. He’s always telling me what we need to do [and] what needs to improve.”

Given the title of being the team’s captain and voted the school’s homecoming king. Trent is having a memorable senior year. But nothing seems to top his touchdown experience.

“I still get butterflies thinking about it” – Trent Glaze.

McCurdy says Trent one day hopes to become a coach himself, and he could see it happening. “His goal is he wants to coach. He listens hard to what we try to teach, and he gets after the guys,” the coach said.

Author: Jenny Carlton