Friday, September 10, 2010

Sycamores Kicker Focuses On Ability, Not Perceived Disability

Indiana State University kicker Brett Sheldon is hoping to get into Saturday's game at Cincinnati and help his team win.

Sheldon figures if he kicks a few field goals, it will help people see his talent first and not his birth defect.

The 22-year-old ISU Sophomore was born with arms that are only a foot or so long, and hands with only three fingers. He made Trent Miles' team as a walk-on and back-up kicker.

One of his coaches, Jesse Minter, says Sheldon is "an extra heartbeat" for the Sycamores.

Here's a piece Rick Semmler of WTHI-TV in Terre Haute did in the Spring when Sheldon was trying to make the squad...

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