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Noah’s run

Written By: Bob - Apr• 22•13

I don’t know what kind of season my alma mater East Carolina is going to have in the fall as they move to the American Athletic Conference, but they’re already winners in my book.

8-year-old Noah Roberts is battling cancer, but one day before returning to the hospital, he had the opportunity to end East Carolina’s spring game by scoring a touchdown.

Noah’s sister attends ECU and he has been a part of the team for two years, so during the final play of the Pirates’ game Saturday, Noah followed lead blocker Zico Pasut to the endzone.

“Noah is special to us,” head coach Ruffin McNeill said. “I think of Noah, I forget any kind of hurt or complaint or pain that I may have.”

After scoring the touchdown, Noah was lifted into the air as the Pirates chanted his name.

Got a little misty on that one.

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  1. Comrade X says:

    Looks like they are running a single wing (but of an angel now) as they did when I was there!

  2. Steven says:

    That was a refreshing bit of alright to brighten up my day.

    Thanks for posting it Bob.



  3. Orion says:

    31 ROCKED with that flying tackle attempt.

    VERY well played and a damn fine run, Noah.