SIGNS FROM THE SIDELINE: Deaf running back Zach Reese has no fear

Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10:47 PM.

"That's why I like running back. It's easier. I'm set right there and I know to look right there," Reese said.

And no matter the size of the other team, Reese is "never" scared of being hit.

"I love tackling, hitting, running … I like it all," Reese said.

When asked about his plans for the future, he says he's not sure yet. "I just want to go to school."

As for playing college football one day? "Maybe," was his reply.


James Burns, who lives in Freeport, originally started out at Freeport Middle School working with deaf children.

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