College football games can be pretty intense.
Whether you’re playing a rival, on the verge of upsetting a Top 25 team, or just watched an amazing comeback, it’s hard for die-hard fans not to stand up and cheer their team on.
Heck, even during the coin toss I can’t hardly sit down as my wife can attest.
But during last Saturday nights game between No. 3 Louisville and No. 5 Clemson — which more than lived up to the hype — Christmas came early for the Wires family who got an unexpected surprise at the game.
The back-and-forth game at sold out Memorial Stadium certainly brought fans on their feet, but for Logan Wires, it was quite the accomplishment.
Logan, a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy loves his Clemson Tigers. So when things got down to the wire, Logan somehow got up and out of his wheelchair and was leaning onto a rail in front of him.
Bill, Logan’s father, was shocked as he looked over to see his son standing up.
“Our family attends all of the home games,” he told CBS Sports. “Logan has cerebral palsy. It affects his legs, hands and trunk muscles. Cognitively, he attends regular school, takes honors classes, loves Jesus, and is the biggest Clemson fan ever.
“He occasionally is made to stand with assistance during therapy sessions, but it is rare for him to attempt to do it on his own and only for a few minutes with assistance,” Bill added. “Saturday night, he decided — on his own — that along with his normal cheering, he also needed to stand.”
Luckily for Logan, Clemson ended up winning the game for him as he cheered his team on.
The best part of all is that despite it being arguably the biggest game of the year for Clemson, one of the ladies to Logan’s right was busy smiling as she saw what was taking place.
That’s what sports is all about.