As he stood in the middle of the football field, K.L. Norwood listened to everyone chanting his name. It was a moment to remember, not least because his friend had just done something amazing for him. And, understandably, Norwood was ecstatic about what had just transpired.
That friend was Max Akin, who in September 2016 attended Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Worth, Texas. At the time, he was a popular kid; he was the football team’s quarterback, after all. But there’s yet another reason why he hit local headlines and was even invited onto The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Specifically, something happened at the Fossil Ridge High School homecoming game in September 2016 that touched people’s hearts. And while Akin scored four touchdowns in the first half of the game, that wasn’t it. In particular, it was a pretty special act that the quarterback took it upon himself to perform at half time – while watched by legions of football fans.