West Texas teen who survived 2 strokes scores TD

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Just three months after Kenbriel Hearn emerged from a coma, the 18-year-old football star scored the most memorable touchdown of his life.

The senior at Memphis High School suffered two strokes caused by a bleeding mass on his brain and spent three weeks on life support. By the time he awoke this past summer, 5-foot-7 frame had withered from 160 pounds to 112. He was paralyzed on his right side, unable to walk or talk.

His football season was the last thing on his mind.

Once regaining the ability to jog, his coach secretly conspired with his opposing counterpart to get the football in Hearn's hands one time this season.

On Nov. 1, Hearn took a handoff and slowly jogged 48 yards to the end zone.


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