Transcript for Armand Fernandez Pierre's Fancy Footwork as Football Player and Cheerleader
And now talk about the ultimate team player, a high school football tackle with college scouts checking out his foot work on the field, but at halftime he changes his jersey to help out the cheerleading team. Abc's jon donvan with the amazing story of a dallas athlete who is america strong. Reporter: See the eagles of the episcopal school of dallas play ball. See eagles number 76 taking down an opponent. Now see the same guy -- yes, it is the same guy -- cheering for the eagles at half time. He sure gets around. Armand fernandez-pierre. At 335 pounds, he's american high school football's only cheerleader/defensive lineman. Which came about how? Well, he played football 'til the 8th grade, but then he got tackled hard. It severed my spinal cord. I was teparalyzed on the right-hand side. Reporter: So he found a new outlet that helped him get better. I was encouraged to try out for cheerleader. Reporter: And was good at it. Good at lifting, though he never lifted. But then, the varsity football coach spotted him out there. And he wanted me to join the team. Reporter: Cleared by the doctors, armand put the uniform back on. But only on the condition he would still get to join his other team, the cheerleaders at halftime and pep rallied like this. And so it is working out, and if you think the front is hard, he says just try wearing the mascot suit. One of the most fun games of my career. So yeah, armand's got game. And he's also got half time, where the cheers come back at him too. I have to do my best for my school. I hate getting emotional. Reporter: That's called america strong. Jon donvan, abc news, washington. And a championship story.
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