Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • MLB
  • 7/24 2:20 PM EDT
    CWS0
    ChC0
  • 7/24 7:05 PM EDT
    Hou0
    Phi0
  • 7/24 7:07 PM EDT
    Oak0
    Tor0
  • 7/24 7:10 PM EDT
    KC0
    Det0
  • 7/24 7:10 PM EDT
    Bal0
    TB0
  • 7/24 8:05 PM EDT
    Mia0
    Tex0
  • 7/24 8:08 PM EDT
    Col0
    StL0
  • 7/24 9:40 PM EDT
    Atl0
    Ari0
  • 7/24 10:10 PM EDT
    Bos0
    Sea0
  • 7/24 10:10 PM EDT
    Min0
    LAD0
  • 7/24 10:10 PM EDT
    NYM0
    SD0
  • 7/24 10:15 PM EDT
    Pit0
    SF0
  • 7/24 7:10 PM EDT
    Cin0
    Cle0

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.