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Wisconsin mom battling cancer helps son nab NFL tryout

Wisconsin Mom Battling Cancer Helps Son Nab NFL Tryout
It's something many football players can only dream of, but for one Wisconsin man, that dream is becoming a reality - all thanks to mom. HLN reports:

"A Wisconsin mom fighting cancer was so inspired by her son Zac's never-give-up attitude on the football field that she took an extreme measure to get him an NFL tryout. She mailed every team a demo tape of his semi pro games."

And it paid off! Zac Carter will reportedly try out for an unnamed AFC team in late June. An anchor for WFTX thinks what his mom, Nicole Carter, did was pretty cool.

"That's going way beyond the orange slices and juice boxes at halftime."

Carter says he doesn't want to name the team he's trying out for because he doesn't jinx it or make the team angry. Still, whether he makes it or not, his mom says that doesn't matter. WLUK reports:

"This has made my strength and focus to get better just that much higher. ... I don't know anyone else who can honestly say 'I got to try out for an NFL team'. In my books he's already made it. He's a winner either way. "

There are no reports of what kind of cancer Nicole has or what her prognosis is. But we're sure she's happy to see her grown boy get a shot at his NFL dream.

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HERMANTOWN HYD June 04 2014 at 1:48 PM

There is no better duo that I can think of... Way to go Mom and keep fighting the fight... "Winners never quit and quitters never win" In my book you both are special folks..

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Apple HERMANTOWN HYD June 04 2014 at 4:44 PM

Love your comment!

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lov2elkhnt June 04 2014 at 5:53 PM

I don't know if the guy is good enough but thanks NFL for giving him another look. Sometimes tons of heart trumps tons of talent. Ask Vince Papale and other walkons.

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poetxtwo June 04 2014 at 8:41 PM

AWESOME mom!!!!!!!!! Good luck Zac.
Praying for you "mom"
:=)

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YourFtr June 04 2014 at 11:23 PM

Sometimes it is better to have a player who wants to win every down;
rather than some 'talent' who thinks its another day at the office......

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petpetdon June 04 2014 at 4:37 PM

Any team can give him a try out. Doesn't mean he will make the cut.

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Apple petpetdon June 04 2014 at 4:44 PM

Doesn't matter the point is he can try and they team has afforded him the opportunity to try!

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Apple June 04 2014 at 4:43 PM

What was with the military helicopter wonder if the guy is also a soldier and why they did not mention that?

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look4emme Apple June 05 2014 at 3:23 AM

hellicopter? You sure you read the right story?

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