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Seahawks RB Christine Michael takes autistic teen to prom

The Seattle Seahawks running back took a Houston-area teen to her prom on Saturday.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   April 14, 2014 at 8:04 PM

HOUSTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Taylor Kirkwood, an 18-year-old with autism, took a football player to her high school prom at Anahuac High School in Anahuac, Texas. But not just any football player.

With a little help from her mother, who reached out to family friends, Kirkwood got to go to prom with Seattle Seahawks running back Christine Michael.

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"I'm just here for Taylor," Michael said of his prom date. "It's a blessing. Like I said, she's a beautiful kid. I'm very proud of her."

"I'm so happy to go dance and have a good time," Kirkwood said of her day.

[KPRC]

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