In special moment, Syracuse signee Cooper Dawson lets his friend make college announcement

In special moment, Syracuse signee Cooper Dawson lets his friend make college announcement

Early Signing Period

In special moment, Syracuse signee Cooper Dawson lets his friend make college announcement

High school football players across the nation are signing their national letters of intent to play college football Wednesday, and one announcement has stood out among the rest.

At first it seemed as if Cooper Dawson, a three-star defensive end from Hanahan, S.C., was going to announce his decision the generic way, by picking from a series of hats on a table. It turned into so much more when his friend, Kingsley Fienman, joined him on stage.

“I brought Kingsley out here today because he’s inspired me a lot,” Dawson said of his friend, who was born with cerebral palsy and is paraplegic. “He taught me that the only disability is a bad attitude, and if he can come around every day with this big smile on, I can do it just the same.”

Dawson then leaned over and whispered the news in Fienman’s ear.

“He’s going to Syracuse,” Fienman announced before Dawson put a Syracuse hat on Fienman’s head.

“I can promise you, it’s the highlight of his life right now,” Fienman’s mother told Syracuse.com.

The two became friends four years ago, and now Dawson is one of Fienman’s aides, helping with daily rituals like feeding and medication. While the two friends will be almost 900 miles away for the next few years, with Fienman planning to take classes at Charleston Southern, there are already plans for them to meet up for a game.

Latest

More USA TODAY High School Sports
Home
https://usatodayhss.com/2018/in-special-moment-syracuse-signee-cooper-dawson-lets-his-friend-make-college-announcement
In special moment, Syracuse signee Cooper Dawson lets his friend make college announcement
I found this story on USA TODAY High School Sports and wanted to share it with you: %link% For more high school stories, stats and videos, visit http://usatodayhss.com.