Sometimes football dreams do come true, and this was certainly the case for 17-year old Cody Ajersch, a student at Villanova High School.
Ajersch typically suits up as the “general manager” for the Wildcats football team. However, he was allowed to enter the game when the Wildcats had a 42-6 lead over the Tecumseh Vista Vortex.
Making the moment even more exciting for Ajersch is that he was wearing a No. 84 jersey, which was donated by Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Wilson, a Villanova High School alumni. After hitting the field, Ajersch immediately scored his first touchdown.
Said Ajersch of his accomplishment via the Windsor Star:
“It’s been always a bit of a dream of mine for me to play in a football game. ”
“But due to medical purposes I wasn’t allowed. So it was just kind of an opportunity for me to have my moment on the field.”
Ajersch, who has had his photo taken with Wilson, shared this about the jersey:
“It was awesome having that number 84 on my back.”
“It felt very special.”
After he scored, the crowd went wild with cheers. Ajersch was born premature and had to have one of his kidneys removed as a baby. For this, he is not supposed to play contact sports.
To keep Ajersch active with the Wildcats, the team relies on him to keep track of the clock and to keep the water flowing, among other miscellaneous tasks for which he politely accepts. Ajersch, who wants to be involved in sports after high school, also works as an umpire in a local little league baseball league.