Last summer, Memphis High School senior Kenbriel Hearn was in a coma after bleeding in his brain caused him to have two strokes. Just a few months later, Hearn would find himself in the end zone during a game against Stratford.
Betsy Blaney of the Associated Press (h/t HuffingtonPost.com) provides details on how the play went down:
With Memphis trailing 35-0 in the final minute, Hearn was sent into the huddle and given directions to take the handoff and go.
He jogged 48 yards to the end zone, where players from both teams cheered him. He briefly knelt to pray as his mother, Tammy Henderson, looked on, tears streaming down her face.
It wasn't the first touchdown Hearn scored in his three seasons as a Memphis receiver and safety, but it was his sweetest.
"I will remember this one more because I battled through so much," said Hearn, who continues speech and physical therapy. "It was pretty great."
Hearn is not done yet. He is continuing his rehab and hopes to run on the track team this spring.
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