Simon's coach, Guy LeCompte, wanted to honour the senior student for his commitment to the team — and give Simon's mother the opportunity to take pictures of her son in uniform — so, for his last game before graduation, he asked Simon to put on the pads for the first time and take the field as a starter.
"Every one of our players has had Simon as a manager. Our kids are beautiful in terms of their excitement and the way they receive Simon," said LeCompte.
On October 23, with a little assistance from both the opposing team and his own, Simon, touched a football for the first time ever in a regulation game — and scored a touchdown on a kickoff return.
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Simon ran 80 yards for the touchdown.
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