Autism Doesn’t Get in Way for High School Football Player

Autism Doesn’t Get in Way for High School Football Player

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HS team lets Downs Syndrome player score

What other players on the San Ramon Valley High School team have learned from Cade Rocca’s example — he’s never missed practice and doesn’t whine — will be as valuable as the experience of playing has been for Cade. “He’s doing a lot for us. It’s a great lesson,” says coach Kerry Soppet.

Cade also fits into Soppet’s football philosophy nicely, reports the CC Times. “I don’t coach kids to win football games. I coach kids to be winners.”

Cade was also crowned a homecoming prince and got to ride through the town in a convertible with a cheerleader on his arm. “Through it all, he beamed.”

(READ the story, w/ photos, from Contra Costa Times)

Story tip from Mike McGinley

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