Aspiring NFL player helps double amputee achieve dreams of being pro-footballer

Posted at 10:11 AM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 10:11:02-04

NFL free agent wide receiver Joe Anderson has a clear message — never give up on your dreams.

You may remember him holding a sign outside of the Texans' stadium asking teams for work, but now, he's in Houston paying it forward by training a young boy with big dreams.

"I was told to never quit," Calder Hodge said.

The bright 11-year-old dreams of becoming the first NFL quarterback with prosthetic legs. Calder was born without both tibia bones.

"Calder himself saying at 11 years old that he's going to be the first NFL quarterback with prosthetic legs, that's a big deal," Anderson said.

Anderson helps Calder with drills and they spend time together outside of football.

"I'm just grateful I can be an inspiration to him," Anderson said. "We keep each other lifted."