Culpeper HS Football Standout Marlin Glascoe Sees Disability as a Gift
It's typical that Culpeper running back Marlin Glascoe makes the final hit to protect his quarterback as he airs out a 45-yard touchdown pass.
Culpeper linebacker, Bill Hogan said, "he's a leader physically, emotionally, he'll break that big play for us."
Glascoe has no problem getting the Blue Devils that extra two yards for the first down. Hogan elaborated, "he has the best hands, he is the best player I know."
As Culpeper's safety, he's also the first to pounce on a loose ball.
2013 is Glascoe's first year as a Blue Devil as he just transferred from Eastern View. His teammates are happy he's at their line of scrimmage, but their first impression of the powerhouse may surprise you.
Hogan said, "I was like, who is this one arm running back trying to stiff arm me with the ball?"
From Glascoe's style of play, its easy to overlook that he only has one arm and he's the first to point out that one arm is really all you need.
"Just keep the ball high and tight, never let it go, til the whistle blows," said Glascoe.
Due to a birth defect, the two-way Blue Devil has never known life with a left arm.
Head coach, Ken Wakefield said, "We don't treat him any differently. We treat him like anybody else. In every repetition. In the weight room. Its amazing what he can do in the weight room."
Glascoe said, "Even if I don't have a left arm, it doesn't hold me back. I take it as a gift that I can play all other sports and everything. Do everything else that other people can do."
All Glascoe wants is for his "gift" to radiate through Culpeper's hallways in the years to come.
"I want everybody to see that I was one of Culpeper's greatest players and that I did something to put my name out there," said Glascoe.
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Friday, March 7 2014 11:01 PM EST2014-03-08 04:01:45 GMT
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