10-year-old battling leukemia scores touchdown at USC practice


Kids scoring touchdowns at college football practices and spring games will never not make you feel good.

10-year-old Taylor Hammond, who has had leukemia for four years, was a special guest at USC’s football practice on Wednesday. After he was introduced to the team, he caught a quick swing pass from quarterback Sam Darnold and rumbled into the end zone.

Kid’s got a future in college football, don’t you think?

Hammond gets treatments at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where he met USC defensive line coach (and former player) Kenechi Udeze.

Udeze, who played for the Minnesota Vikings, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008.

“He got a blood transfusion last night, and he came out and he’s running 100 yards like it’s nothing,” Udeze told USC’s website. “It’s amazing to come out here and see him with everything going on, him still being a fighter and a champion.”

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