Wilson defies odds, inspires Philadelphia

Updated: December 8, 2008, 11:01 AM ET
By Ed Morrone | Special to ESPNRISE.com

PHILADELPHIA -- When he's asked about Chris Wilson, a player on his varsity football team, Abraham Lincoln High School coach Gene Kelly insists Wilson is just like any of his other guys. However, when pressed, Kelly eventually begins to unleash a string of special, one-word descriptions.

Tremendous. Super. Amazing.

Really, who can blame him?

It should be noted that John Christopher Wilson, a first-year varsity senior at Lincoln who is known as Chris to his family ...

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