SOUTH HIRAM, Maine – A teenager from Maine may have had both legs amputated at age 2, but that hasn't stopped him from passing the pigskin since fourth-grade, WMTW-TV Portland reported.
Birth defects prompted doctors to amputate Ed Warren's legs below the knee while he was still a toddler. But, with the help of prosthetics, he started running up and down the football field while still in grade school.
"When I first started, it was hard. I wasn't sure I could do it because of my legs, but I've grown out of it and I love it. I love every second of it," Warren told WMTW-TV Portland.
The high school senior recently transferred to Sacopee Valley High School and now wears No. 42 on the football field.
Warren also plans to play on the school's basketball and baseball later this year. He credits his mother for helping him achieve his goals.
She's pushed me to play," he said. "If I tell her I don't want to play, she'll push me until I say yes."