Homeless high school football player gets a second chance

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Monday, October 1, 2018
Homeless high school football players gets a second chance
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Jamal Speaks sealed a win for this team in his return to the gridiron.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTRK) -- A high school football player is tackling the road blocks of life.

Jamal Speaks, 18, was kicked off the team for two years because he was homeless.

On Friday, Speaks got a second chance to play the sport he loves.

Speaks thrived in his return to the field as his team won in the final seconds, 29-26.

Speaks is also winning off the field. He received a scholarship offer from Temple University.

A GoFundMe page was also created and has racked up over $30,000.