WATCH: Teen with special needs scores 50-yard touchdown

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/CNN) – A high school football player with special needs brought fans to their feet when he scored a 50-yard touchdown on senior night, CNN reports. 

Kieran Johnson is a senior at Montwood High School and has Williams Syndrome. At just two years old, he survived open-heart surgery.

A video shows him fire up the team during pre-game, then he finally got his moment to lead them into the end-zone. 

“All I saw was goal line and I went for it. And I went as fast as possible and game on, man. I tried and I made it baby! I’m feeling great after that one, you know what I’m saying? Great touchdown, great play, great drive. Way to get it done by my boys and myself. I can’t believe this, I’m in shock, man. Ohhhh, what an emotional night it’s been for me.”

Kieran said he won a gold medal at the Special Olympics, but that’s nothing compared to his moment of glory last Friday. 

“Yeah, it means so much to him, and those guys mean so much to him so it was exciting,” said his mother, Barbara Ventrella. 

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