Autistic 12-year-old shares inspirational story on football succ - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Autistic 12-year-old shares inspirational story on football success

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) -

He may be only 12-years-old, but Drew Hurst has turned heads. A fine defensive lineman with the Over The Mountain League’s Hoover team, Drew has helped his team finish unbeaten - and having autism has not slowed him down.

Joel and Shannon Hurst say that while Drew has had a steep learning curve, their son has now settled into a tough sport thanks to his fine coaches and supportive teammates. I spent some time with Drew as the nose guard hopes to be on his way to someday playing for the mighty Hoover Bucs varsity team!

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