On the surface, it’s not a football play that seems deserving of national media coverage.
A high school freshman cornerback in a freshman-level football game intercepts an anybody’s-ball type of pass from the opposing quarterback. It was a nice-looking left-handed grab by the kid, but nothing like, say, Charles Woodson‘s famous one-armed sideline pick against Michigan State from his 1997 Heisman Trophy season.
So why is Desert Ridge (Mesa, Ariz.) High School’s Michael Orr having local newspaper articles written on him and sports media outlets like FOX Sports 1 and Max Preps replaying this highlight?
Because Michael Orr only has one arm.
Born with amniotic band syndrome, Orr’s blood flow to his right arm was restricted while he was still in the womb, causing the limb to be underdeveloped at birth.
He hasn’t been slowed down by his condition and came out for football at Desert Ridge this fall. Through the first three games of the freshman-team schedule, Orr has two interceptions.
Check out the INT that has so many people talking HERE.