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'Coach Cam' inspires Thomas County Central football players

'Coach Cam' inspires Thomas County Central football players
'Coach Cam' inspires Thomas County Central football players
Posted at 5:00 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 14:47:01-04

THOMAS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - As Thomas County Central prepares for their Friday night football game of the week against Thomasville in the Rose City Rivalry, the Yellow Jackets will have a "secret weapon" on the sidelines.

Cam was born with moderate intellectual disability but he doesn't let that stop him from loving the game of football.

He's currently an 8th grader at Thomas County Middle School, but Friday he has a new title.

"It’s a great honor for Cam. Cam comes out every day he enjoys being with the guys not only on the field but off the field," said Lamar Landing, Head Football Coach of Thomas County Middle School. "He’s a motivator when the kids are doing right he’s just as quick to get onto them as we are."

And 'gets on them' he does, specifically with push-ups.

"Whenever he blows the whistle he tells me to do push-ups, it’s funny," said Running Back Ricky Fulton.

To the players, he's not just Coach Cam, he's a brother bonded for a lifetime.

"Just makes you feel good. He’s just an exceptional young man and he knows the game and the kids are just gonna play hard as soon as they see cam and somethings not going right he’s one of the first guys go to," said Landing.

If you're heading out to the game Friday you will see Cam on the sidelines.