Local Deaf High School Football Player An Inspiration To All

Today's Kristi's Tell Me Something Good spotlights an inspiring young Bloomfield Hills athlete

October 2, 2019

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Our Kristi's Tell Me Something Good story of the morning today is a local story out of Bloomfield Hills...all about a very special football player who has become a true inspiration. His name is Devin Holmes, he's a senior defensive lineman for Bloomfield Hills High...and he's deaf.  

And what a lot of people here may not know is that Bloomfield Hills High has a deaf and hard of hearing program with interpreters on-campus. So, during practices, there's an interpreter on the field to help Devin out with play calling and when he needs to make adjustments. But, during the games the interpreter is not allowed on the field.  That's when Devin's instincts and help from his teammates kick in.

His coach says he's an example of a no-quit attitude and does not give up--and obviously has become an inspiration to his teammates, who not only named him this year's captain, but also have taken up learning sign language. Amazing! And, Devin will continue his football career at the collegiate level, signing on to play at a university in Washington D.C. next year.  

And Devin has not only become an inspiration to his teammates, but an inspiration to us all!

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