Athlete in wheelchair scores touchdown to help team win gameUPDATED 7:51 AM HST Oct 17, 2013Video Transcript
A YOUNG MAN WHO HAS SPENT HIS ENTIRE FOOTBALL CAREER ON THE SIDELINES NOT ONLY GOT PLAYING TIME RECENTLY... HE SCORED A TOUCHDOWN... HELPING HIS TEAM CLINCH A VICTORY. WLKY'S LAUREN ADAMS JOINS US NOW WITH THE STORY. LAUREN? RICK, WHAT MAKES THIS STORY REALLY INCREDIBLE IS THAT THE YOUNG MAN THAT SCORED THIS TOUCHDOWN LAST NIGHT WASN'T EVEN RUNNING- HE WAS GOING DOWN THE FIELD IN HIS WHEELCHAIR. 1151 17:45:49 nats- team jumping jacks + 1151 17:46:08 coach nat LA: HEAD COACH ROBBIE COOGLE MAY BE TOUGH ON THESE KIDS....1153 travis wheels onto field.....BUT THIS GUY IS TOUGHER. 1153 17:47:07 do it over, travis said you aint hitting it hard LA: MEET 15 YEAR OLD TRAVIS KRAGES- 1156 17:49:22 coach: listen for travis....HE'S BEEN ON THESE SIDELINES FOR 3 YEARS, HELPING TO COACH HIS STEPBROTHER . NEVER MISSING A COUNT.... 1153 17:47:37 travis counts jumping jacks....NEVER SKIPPING A PRACTICE. tk: 1135 16:10:06 he's in that game. Sometimes I actually think he's playing LA: BUT HE'S NOT. TRAVIS HAS CEREBRAL PALSY AND HAS SPENT HIS WHOLE LIFE IN A WHEELCHAIR. tk: 1135 16:12:39 i look at him and just think, 'man, i'd give anything if he was out here' and hes even said that to me, i wish i could get out there nat travis on sidelines LA: THAT WISH CAME TRUE SUNDAY NIGHT. MOM TRACY KRAGES AND OTHERS CAPTURED ON THEIR CELL PHONES - THAT MOMENT EVERY KID DREAMS OF. TRAVIS NOT ONLY PLAYED IN THE GAME- HE SCORED A TOUCHDOWN. tk: 1135 16:07:45 when he got to know what those kids felt when they cross that touchdown line it was just so awesome 16:07:56 rc: 1150 17:41:23 it makes you teary eyed im getting teary eyed right now if i think of it LA: BECAUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME, TRAVIS WASN'T ON THE SIDELINES- HE WAS IN THE SPOTLIGHT: travis 1142 16:29:23 the other team we were playing came up to me and was like 'good job, dude.' rc: 1150 17:43:02 you play for the excitement, the thrill- everything's about you, the chanting of your name, everybody wants the homerun at the end and he got that nats video tk: 1135 16:17:42 everytime i think about it i tear up +16:17:49 i'll never forget it AND AS IF THIS STORY COULDN'T GET ANY BETTER: THE OPPOSING TEAM- FERN CREEK PUT IN A YOUNG MAN WITH DOWNS SYNDROME. HE TOO SCORED A TOUCHDOWN THAT NIGHT. LA, WLKY NEWS.