VIDEO: Boy with autism suits up, scores touchdown

Posted at 8:42 PM, Oct 02, 2016

A 9-year-old boy who was born with autism and helps coach his older brother's youth football team got the chance to play for the very first time Saturday.

Angel Acosta's mom told 10News that doctors said he would never be able to play football or any team sports.

The Bonita Buccaneers changed that when they helped him suit up and passed him the ball to score a touchdown.

10News Photojournalist Tim Hahn was there to capture the touchdown and to share Coach Angel's uplifting story. Watch the video in the player above.