This video is compiled video footage of Carl Joseph, one of ten children in a one-parent home who had the additional setback of being born with only one leg. He played varsity football in the ’70s and was a standout in track, and now he’s been nominated for the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
This seems too fantastic to be true — or at least too amazing to have not gotten wider press before this — but I actually emailed the Florida HS Athletic Association, and it seems the nomination, at least, is real. And to that I say, holy crap. I couldn’t play high school football, and I had two legs [Note: I still do]. Mommy always said I was too delicate. And she was right :(