Football Player with Down Syndrome Inspires Team

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The game of football takes athleticism, but it also takes a whole lot of heart as one Texas high school senior has proven.

Michael Bramer is the most popular player on his football team.

The 18-year-old was born with Down Syndrome, a condition that causes mental and physical disabilities. However, that hasn't kept Bramer from trying out, leading huddles, checking on injured players and inspiring his entire team.

"Mikey has taught the whole team a lot about it doesn't matter what type of person you are, where you come from," said Marcus Dale, Bramer's teammate.

"We've talked to him about whether he wanted to play or work as a trainer or in film, where he can contribute. He is bound and determined to play. He wants to play. We want to make sure this is the best year of his life," Dale said.

The biggest moment of Bramer's football career came a month ago during a practice game, when his team let him run the football in to the end zone for a touchdown.

"That one little touchdown that he gets in the inner scrimmage made his whole year -- his whole life. It's that moment he's going to remember the rest of his life," Dale said.

Bramer is expected to graduate with his class next spring.

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