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Anthony Starego

NJ Denies Star Football Player Extra Year of Eligibility

March 15, 2013

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (March 15, 2013) -- New Jersey athletic officials have denied a waiver for Anthony Starego, a high school football placekicker with autism, to play an additional year, despite pleas from professional players, a university athletic director and advocates, including Autism Speaks. Starego was immortalized in an ESPN video, Kick of Hope, for his game-winning field goal last fall for Brick High School.