Hey kids! Yeah, you at home reading this. Pay attention to number 32 in navy and yellow. He’s going to show you how you ought to play the game of football.
His name is Yahsin Calhoun, and he competes for the Freehold, N.J. 10-and-under football squad. What you really need to know about him is that he simply refuses to give up on a play, as evidenced in the highlight above.
During a 10-and-under game in Freehold, Calhoun and his teammates let a wide receiver slip behind the defensive backs and catch a ball on a simple out route. It should have been an easy touchdown. Instead, it was an invitation for Calhoun to prove his perseverance. The young defender chased down the receiver, ripped the ball away from the receiver and took off in the other direction.
In the end there was a touchdown on the play, it was just scored by Calhoun, for Freehold, and underscored just how big an impact a single determined athlete can have.