SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- "There's something in the nature of the game that you don't get playing anything else," said Oak Mountain head football coach Cris Bell. "It gives in direct proportion to what we give it. When you pour everything into (football) it's going to grab a hold of you. [Football] is just so much raw emotion, raw passion. It's so much of what we're missing today in society."
Joyful, quiet, and humility are words not usually associated with football or football players. But Kai Christenberry isn't your typical athlete. Only Kai can lift up his teammates without speaking a word.
"Eagle pride! I'm deaf," Kai said. "God made me beautiful."
The fact that Kai even chose to play, despite difficulty communicating with his teammates, is one miracle.
"I have to watch the quarterback when he takes the snap," Kai said. "And I look at the safety, the coach or the interpreter on the sideline together."