Clemson Fan Rises Up From Wheelchair to Support Team

The action was pretty intense during Clemson's 42-36 win against Louisville Saturday night. The sellout crowd of 83,362 at Death Valley provided a worthy stage for one of the most anticipated games of the college football season. One fan in particular went the extra mile to show support.

Early in the fourth quarter, Logan, a 16-year-old Clemson fan with cerebral palsy, got up out of his wheelchair during an especially intense moment. On Facebook, Bill Wires shared a picture of his son Logan pulling himself up by a railing and propping himself up.

Here's what his dad wrote: 

"The game last night was filled with lots of ups and downs. Swings in momentum were happening at a more rapid pace than I can remember ever seeing. The fans were in it from start to finish. During one of the lulls, I looked over to see Logan out of his wheelchair. I was somewhat shocked and asked Logan what he was doing. He replied that the team needed him to stand and cheer so that's what he was going to do."

The post has gone viral, garnering over 1,000 reactions.

Wires said he had seen Logan prop himself up in therapy sessions, but never in public.

"I was shocked when I turned and saw him," Wires told CBS Sports. "When I questioned him about it, he simply said that the team needed him to stand and cheer so that's what he was going to do."

"This was the first time I've seen him try to pull himself up by himself in public."


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