Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Another athlete who expresses sportsmanship

Max Akin is a favorite quarterback on the Keller Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Worth, Texas. At the recent homecoming game, he had 200 passing yards, 60 rushing yards, and four touchdowns. But what he did at halftime was true sportsmanship. K.L. Norwood (seen on the right in this photo) is manager of the football team. He has cerebral palsy. Both he and Max were nominated for Homecoming King. Max won the crown, and he remembers what happened next.

                                                                                                                        Photo: WFAA
"When I saw K.L. and came over and gave him a hug, I knew he wanted that crown more than anything." So Max dropped to his knees in front of K.L., removed the crown from his head and lifted it up to K.L. as a gift. "It was absolutely terrific," K.L. said.  Max added, "I think it should have gone to the person who positively uplifts the school and everybody around him, and that person in K.L. for sure. Everybody was going wild for him. Everybody loves K.L. at this school."

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