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04/15/2014 06:58 pm ET

Heartwarming Play Brings Young Fans With Muscular Dystrophy Onto The Field

The NCAA may be embroiled in controversy over players' rights, but at least teams have their priorities straight when it comes to helping fans' dreams come true.

Exhibit A: At the end of practice Saturday, the Rutgers football team ran a special play for two longtime fans with muscular dystrophy.

A video of the play opens with Matt DeRiggi, 11, and Danny Garofalo, 16, on-field in the middle of the huddle. After the snap, Matt gets the ball on a handoff from quarterback Gary Nova, who then hands it off to Danny in a trick play known as a reverse. Danny then wheels into the end zone with the ball, following a wall of blockers, for the touchdown.

After the score, players surround the two in celebration.

"[Danny] loved it," Danny's father, Dan, told Nj.com afterward. "That's what makes it all worth it. As small as something like that seems, it really is a big difference."

WATCH Rutgers' heartwarming play, above.

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