Spe­cial TD for young fan

Calgary Sun - - SPORTS - DEN­NIS WASZAK JR.

EAST RUTHER­FORD, N.J. — The New York Jets scored a spe­cial touch­down by ful­fill­ing a young fan’s big wish.

On the first play of team drills dur­ing prac­tice at MetLife Sta­dium on Satur­day night, Jets head coach Todd Bowles called 10-year-old Jesse Pal­las onto the field to join the of­fence in the hud­dle.

Pal­las, in re­mis­sion from acute lym­phoblas­tic leukemia, lined up in the back­field and took a hand­off from QB Josh McCown. The New York state res­i­dent then ran down the field — with a host of Jets block­ers lead­ing the way and de­fend­ers fall­ing around him — 50 yards for a score .

The team sur­rounded Pal­las and cel­e­brated in the end­zone, with McCown giv­ing the young fan a hug.

Mean­while, Jets wide re­ceiver Quincy Enunwa has a neck in­jury sim­i­lar to one that held him out dur­ing spring work­outs.

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