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Football player with cerebral palsy gets first career carry


11:40 AM, Nov. 19, 2012 EST

The play was called "Pro Right, Will Special" and it's one that Wellesley (Mass.) student Will Fahey will remember forever.

Fahey, who was born with cerebral palsy, has been dressing for most of Wellesley's games for the past six years. He is the Raiders' unquestioned superfan, and in a game against Brookline (Mass.) on Nov. 10, he realized a lifelong dream.

"This is something that he's earned and it's something that we're doing to honor him and his commitment and love for the program," Wellesley coach Jesse Davis told WCBVtv.com.

Fahey entered the game in the first half and took the handoff from quarterback Chris Sarni. Following his lead blocker, Fahey ran to the sideline, picking up a first down.

"It meant a lot," Fahey said. "Being a part of this team has been a great thing. I've tried to enjoy every moment of it."

 

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