Friday, September 25, 2009

Second Chances: Player Ends Game With Noble Gesture

I came across an online article this morning I felt worthy of sharing. It reminds me that sometimes we fall and we make mistakes. When we are surrounded by good people they pick us up and get us back on our way. Please take the time to read this story. I really liked it!

Arkansas Player Ends Game With Noble Gesture

Story by Luke Matheson (

"Thamail Morgan took the kickoff and headed up the field.

He was at the 20 ... 30 ... 40

He had been avoiding, dodging or just simply running through tacklers on the way. Football always had come easily for Morgan. This game was no different. By the time he hit midfield, only open space was ahead of him. The two-time Arkansas all-state selection was headed for a touchdown.

40 ... 30 ... 20

He glanced at the clock and saw the final seconds ticking away. He realized his team, Cave City, was on the way to a victory over Yellville-Summit, comfortably ahead, 34-16. He also realized two other things: This wasn't an ordinary game. And he wasn't the same Thamail Morgan.

When he reached the 2, he stopped. He took a few steps back and took a knee at the 5-yard line."

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