Boy with cerebral palsy scores first touchdown - WKRN News 2

Boy with cerebral palsy scores first touchdown

Posted: Updated: Oct 16, 2013 03:33 PM CDT
Preston Bryan is a member of the Eagleville Jr. Pro football team and Saturday, with the help of his dad, he scored his first touchdown. Preston Bryan is a member of the Eagleville Jr. Pro football team and Saturday, with the help of his dad, he scored his first touchdown.
EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. -

It's a touchdown that is capturing hearts, and one little boy, a football team and community will not soon forget.

Ten-year-old Preston Bryan was born six weeks early and has cerebral palsy.  His disability, however, doesn't hold him back.

He's a member of the Eagleville Jr. Pro football team and Saturday, during the team's homecoming game against Middle Tennessee Christian School, he scored the first touchdown.

The teams agreed to let Preston, with the help of his dad, run for the touchdown at the beginning of the game.

Every player ran with him, along with coaches, referees and members of the opposing team.  The moment was captured on video and posted to YouTube.

"He was so excited and he told me, 'Mom, I need to do it every week for my fans,'" said Preston's mother, Brandy Braddy.

It was an emotional experience for his father as well.

"I told them after I got done that it's hard to hold a football, push a wheelchair and cry at the same time," Mark Lake told News 2.

Preston's friends and family say everyone can learn something from his positive attitude and spirit.

His mother says his football season is over now, but he will resume playing sports in the spring.

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