A special moment between two high school football teams has captured hearts across the country. VPC
RINGGOLD, Ga. -- A special moment from a local high school football has captured hearts across the country.
Drive to any football game with Heritage High School and you will quickly notice its senior manager.
Logan Pickett, 18, does not feel at home struggles in new situations. His mother, Danielle, said he's been diagnosed with autism. His answers, and attention, are short. He might not seem like the one to bring a whole crowd to tears until you see what that crowd brings out in Logan.
"The football field, that's his element," Danielle Pickett said.
Danielle Pickett learned very early her son's diagnosis. She wanted Logan to make connection. When he reached middle school, she signed him up to be team manager.
"If he was ever being bullied, that he would have the whole football team behind him to defend him if he needed it," Danielle Pickett said.
He has never needed it.
On the field, Logan is known for his catch phrase -- "Let me hear you" – and his spirit.
Heritage High School's team manager Logan Pickett gets the crowd fired up with his catch phrase "Let me hear you!" (Photo: WXIA)
He has become an irreplaceable part of Heritage game day, but not in the game itself.
That is, until last week. Watch the video to see how his coach, the football team, and even the opposing team helped Logan carry out a play that will go down in the school's history as one of the greatest of all time.
"There's never enough words that I could say to thank them for what they've done for him," his mother said.
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