Wheelchair-Bound Senior Scores Touchdown In Team's Final Game


Trent Glaze is the kind of student-athlete that coaches dream about.

He shows up every day on time, even in the rain, and is always ready for football practice.

On Friday night, Glaze, a wheelchair-bound senior, scored a touchdown for Fairfield Union High School.

"It was his opportunity to shine," said 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."

Glaze dreamed of getting on the field one day, but muscular dystrophy placed him in a wheelchair the last 10 years, 10TV's Justin Moss reported.

After the clock ran out Friday against Teays Valley, both took the field for one final play.

"I was thinking, 'Man, it's going to happen,'" Glaze said.  "I didn't think it would."

"Big T," as his teammates call him, ran the play, called a 29 sweep.

"(I) got the ball and ran it in the end zone, got a touchdown," Glaze said.

McCurdy called the touchdown one of his greatest moments in 33 years of coaching.

"Hopefully our young people - our players - will take his drive, his heart and run with it for years to come," McCurdy said.

"I still get butterflies thinking about it," Glaze said.

Glaze, who was elected this year as a team captain, was also named his school's homecoming king.  He also hopes to coach football someday, Moss reported.

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