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Canton football player Finalist for Rudy Award after 2 Kidney Transplants



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One Canton teenager proves you don't have to be big to play football. 

Kamron Clark is up for a national high school football "Rudy Award".

The Rudy Award is for athletes who have overcome great odds, and Clark meets that criteria. 

At just 4 feet 11 inches tall and 96 pounds, Kamron Clark is not your typical football player, but then again, not much about Kamron is typical.

"It started going downhill again and I spent like everyday in the hospital," said the Canton High School senior.

Clark received his first kidney transplant when he was just seven years old.  Then seven years later, that kidney failed too.    
    
"I think it was touch and go for awhile for him," said C-Hawk football coach, Rich Lundstrom.  "He's a fighter and he just kept battling."        

And after a second transplant, Kamron was ready to call himself a Canton C-Hawk.

"I didn't know what he was talking about at first and he said, 'I want to play football you know," said Lundstrom. 

On the last game of the year, Kamron Clark was able to put on his pads and get back in the game. 

"It was a bigger enjoyment to put on the pads and actually play.  Th pads were a big step, it was fun," said Clark.

"He's a little smaller guy but he has a big heart.  He loves sports and he gave it everything he got everytime we put him on the field," said Lundstrom.

A love of the game keeps Clark going, and when he's on the field, he makes those minutes count.
 
"I tacked the kid.  That was pretty exciting," said Clark.
     
A great way to end a good C-Hawk season. 

Clark is among the top 50 finalist out of hundred of athletes across the country.

The winner of the Rudy Award will win a $10,000 scholarship to a college of their choice.
  

To vote for Clark, click here.

m_payne@kdlt.com
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