Father-Son Bond

A connection that no disability can break

On the outside looking in, being deaf seems like a tough thing to deal with. Vype

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When he was just six months old, Benjamin Dunn’s father caught meningitis, which led to him being deaf for the rest of his life.

On the outside looking in, being deaf seems like a tough thing to deal with. But for Dunn’s father, Reginald, being deaf is the least of his concerns.

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Dunn is a senior running back for the Sam Houston Tigers and though his father is deaf, that hasn’t affected the connection the two have, especially when it comes to the game of football.

Dunn’s father played high school football back in the day, and though it was a challenge adjusting to the game with a hearing disability, Dunn’s father stayed with it and developed the skill set to play multiple positions.

“I played cornerback, running back, free safety and linebacker. At first, it was a struggle,” Reginald admitted.

“There were a lot of mistakes I had to pick up on. One of my friends kept pushing me and encouraged me not to quit. That’s when things started to turn around for me. Where ever the football went that’s where my eyes went.”

 

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AUSTIN – Dalton Holland didn't know if he'd be able to get back to state in 2019.

At the beginning of the season, the Barbers Hill senior sprained his ankle badly, which forced him to be in a boot for two to three weeks and miss the first half of the track season.

"I had some doubts, I didn't think I'd be able to come back," Holland said.

Battling his way back through the therapy, Holland was able to qualify for state for a second-straight year and on Friday the senior left it all on the track.

Holland posted a time of 14.19 to claim the silver in the Class 5A 110-meter hurdles.

"Makes it a lot sweeter victory," Holland said about coming back to get the win.

In 2018, Holland came to state for the first time and ended up finishing fifth overall, fueling him to come back better this season.

"Last year I was pretty nervous coming in my first year," Holland said. "This year, I was more calm and under control. I knew what was coming."


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