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An Autistic High School Football Kicker Leads His Team To A Dramatic Upset

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In 2006, Anthony witnessed his favorite Rutgers moment of all time. The Scarlet Knights upset Louisville on a last second field goal from kicker Jeremy Ito. After making the kick Ito turned and pointed to the camera.

Anthony watched that kick over and over again. He decided at that moment, despite his disability and his parents' concerns about his disability, he would be a kicker.

He practiced constantly. The repetition and ritual of the process was comforting to him. Before long he was consistently making 40+ yard kicks, and was good enough to be the varsity team's kicker.

In his very first start at kicker, Brick took on powerhouse Tom's River North. The game came to down to the wire. Tied 21-21 with little time left in the fourth quarter, Anthony was called on to make the deciding kick.

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