Series - This Week In Sports

This Week In Sports - June 5, 2020

This Week In Sports: June 5, 2020 - With Calder Hodge

If you're like us, you're CRAVING SPORTS….. ANY KIND OF SPORTS!!!

So we created a show to help you get your fix - filled with great moments in sports, your favorite players and teams, and even super fun trivia... all hosted by our friend and a budding young athlete himself, destined to be part of sports history!

Welcome to This Week in Sports with Calder Hodge!

We all want to get back to live sports, but in the meantime, get fantastic reminders of what happened in sports history during the week of May 30th - June 5th! In this episode, Calder looks back at great moments and little known facts including the winning driver in the first Indianapolis 500, the "lightning fast" world record exploits by the world's fastest human, and the only pitcher in franchise history to throw a no-hitter for the New York Mets!

Host Calder Hodge is like most teenage kids growing up in Texas - he loves sports, especially football. What's different about Calder is that he was born without tibia bones and plays football with two prosthetic legs! He shared the quarterback position on the JV team last season, is known to be driven and a fiery leader, and is already working with his coaches to prepare for the upcoming season. While there are other football players in the country with prosthetic legs, he is the first double amputee QB to have his very own Sports Show!

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Watch the OnlyGood TV original story about Calder and his drive to succeed.

Double Amputee Football Star - The Calder Hodge Story

Many kids who love sports growing up dream of playing for their High School team and maybe even continuing on to play in college. Most kids with these dreams aren't like Calder Hodge, who was born without tibia bones and had his legs amputated above the knees when he was 2 and a half. This setback might have stifled the dreams of an ordinary kid, but with unbounded enthusiasm and determination, and the help of prosthetic blades, Calder, now 15, has learned to walk, run and channel his love of football to become a quarterback for his high school team.

We'll see you next time for "This Week In Sports". Till then, OGTV hopes your week is Only Good!

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