Homecoming king gives crown to football team manager with cerebral palsy

Posted at 2:51 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 11:31:25-04

KELLER, Texas -- A high school football quarterback in Texas did something during his homecoming game that trumps his on-field performance.

After Max Akin was crowned homecoming king, he kneeled down and gave his crown to fellow nominee K.L. Norwood, who has cerebral palsy.

"I didn't know when I would have the right time to do it," Akin told WFAA. "But I saw K.L., came over and gave him a hug, and I knew that he wanted that crown more than anything."

"My favorite quarterback right here," said K.L. Norwood, who is the Keller Fossil Ridge football team manager.

"I think it should've gone to the person who positively uplifts the school and everybody around him," Akin said, "and that person is K.L., for sure."

The honorable gesture by Max quickly went viral thanks to Twitter.

"I thought it was the best hearing them chant K.L.'s name right after halftime, and I know he liked that, too," Akin said. "Everybody was going wild for him. Everybody loves K.L. at this school."

Fossil Ridge has won its first three games to start the season, but no matter how the season ends K.L. will always remember it.