Ludington coach calls timeout so football player with autism could score touchdown

Posted at 1:50 AM, Oct 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-01 17:44:03-04

LUDINGTON, Mich.- Friday night’s football game between the Ludington Orioles and Muskegon Orchard View Cardinals ended with a heartwarming display of showmanship.

A video posted to the Ludington Football facebook page shows Ludington Coach Charlie Gunsell calling a timeout with only 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter. He used the timeout to put No. 78 Fletcher Payne – a player with Orchard View with autism – in the game to make the final play. Fletcher scored the touchdown with both teams cheering for him!

Ludington took the win with a final score of 56-31.

The video is making waves across social media, already garnering more than 20,000 views.