Ohio student playing football with two prosthetic legs is ready to prove everyone wrong

LIBERTY, Ohio (FOX 8) – Damon Hodges was born with ankles that never developed. So when the Liberty, Ohio, teen was a toddler, doctors amputated both legs below the knee so he could be fitted for prosthetics.

He learned to walk, but really wanted to play football.

"I love the feeling that I get when I prove somebody wrong."

SEE ALSO: Check out the first skydive from a Goodyear Blimp in over half a century

When he made the decision to play, he went directly to the coach and told him.

"This is a young man who never played before; he's no all-pro yet. He's not getting things off-the-bat; he knows what he has to do," said his coach.

First, Hodges' prosthetics had to be padded so other players wouldn't be injured. Second, his mom had to approve.

Once she gave the go ahead, he started practicing.

Damon hasn't played yet, but is hoping to get a chance this season.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

See more photos of Damon:

5 PHOTOS
High school football player with two prosthetic legs
See Gallery
High school football player with two prosthetic legs
(Photo via FOX 8)
(Photo via FOX 8)
(Photo via FOX 8)
(Photo via FOX 8)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.