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Football Players Make Unexpected Play
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When members of the Olivet Eagles football team in Michigan decided to make a special play, their coaches had no idea.

The middle school boys had planned for weeks, in between classes, "to make someone's day," according to the CBS Evening News.

And that someone was Keith Orr, a learning-disabled student who also happened to be on the football team.

The team made plans to get as close to the goal line without scoring, eventually "taking a dive" at the 1-yard line, much to the crowd and the coaches' surprise, according to the report.

That's when the team turned to Orr—and gave him the chance to score a touchdown.

"We thought it would be cool to do something for him," one of the boys told CBS reporter Steve Hartman.

"Because we really wanted to prove that he was part of our team and he meant a lot to us," added another player.

Orr, of course, was thrilled.

When asked how it made him feel to score that touchdown, he said, "Awesome."

His parents were shocked and happy, too, and fumbled to get their own cameras out to capture the moment, according to CBS.

But Orr wasn't the only one who was affected by the team's generosity. Wide receiver Justice Miller told CBS what that moment meant to him.

"I kind of went from somebody who cared about myself and my friends to caring about everyone, and trying to make everyone's day in everyone's life," he said.

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