High school students across the United States enjoy watching and playing football for their school. That is also the case with a young boy named Desmond Pulliam, who is a defensive end at Lockhart during his senior year.
Desmond also is on the autism spectrum disorder, but that didn’t stop him from scoring his first touchdown!
KVUE managed to capture the moment and report it so that many others could enjoy. In fact, millions of people have watched him score his first touchdown, and it eventually reached a man by the name of Dustin Hopkins. He just happens to be the kicker for the NFL team, the Washington Redskins.
Desmond’s Dream has reached the Washington Football Team.
Lockhart’s Desmond Pulliam scored his first touchdown a few weeks ago, inspiring Austin native Dustin Hopkins and teammates in a very personal way.@LockhartISD | @Dahop5 | @WashingtonNFL pic.twitter.com/PABt0YN2qu
— Jake García (@Jake_M_Garcia) October 1, 2020
Hopkins shares something in common with Desmond, he and his wife, Gabrielle, also have a son and their son is on the autism spectrum disorder.
They live in Austin part-time, so they were able to see the special story and they wanted to do something special for Desmond.
Hopkins got together with his Washington Redskins teammates and made a special video for Desmond. When football practice was over at Lockhart high school on September 30, they played the video for the team. Pullman received a special congratulations from the defensive line of the Redskins, including a shout out from Chase Young and head coach, Ron Riviera!
As you can imagine, Desmond was overcome with joy when he received his special surprise. Those surprises weren’t over, because he also received a jersey that was signed by the Washington Redskins.Whizzco