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Football Manager with autism gets chance to play and scores!

October 15, 2015

An inspiration in his local community in Atlanta, Logan Pickett, an 18-year-old senior with autism from Heritage High School is receiving national attention for his performance both on and off the football field. As reported from 13 WMAZ News Pickett, who has been his school’s senior football manager who is known for his catch phrase “Let me hear you” as he cheers on for his teammates has always got the fans on their feet.

Last week, their coach E.K. Slaughter came up with an idea of getting Pickett on the field. With Pickett’s approval, Coach Slaughter spoke with Joey King; one of their top-ranked rivals coaches, and their next opponent to see if they’d let Pickett run into the end zone. After getting Coach King’s approval, the stage was set.

With Heritage High School up six touchdowns late in the game, Pickett was subbed in at running back. On the first play the teams gave Pickett the ball and let him run into the end zone for a touchdown. Pickett’s mom Danielle said after the game, “There’s never enough words that I could say to thank them for what they’ve done for him.”

You can read more about this story at 13 WMAZ News here