The Browns had a special guest during their Family Night scrimmage on Saturday night. He ended up scoring their most memorable touchdown of the season.
Ryan Encinas, a 5-year-old from Cuyahoga Falls who recently celebrated two years in remission after battling a cancerous tumor in his left lung, got in the huddle, then took a handoff from quarterback Brandon Weeden. With running back Trent Richardson helping out, Encinas ran through the defense for a touchdown with more than 24,000 fans at FirstEnergy Stadium cheering him on.
The team celebrated with Encinas when he got past the goal line.
Awesome moment, Ryan Encinas (fighting a left lung tumor) runs in for a touchdown. He's a fighter!!!!! pic.twitter.com/87ZqXoYeHa
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 4, 2013
The Akron Beacon Journal said a tumor was discovered on Encinas' left lung when he was 2. Aug. 2 was his two-year anniversary of being in remission. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said his 5-year-old son Kaelan suggested the play after seeing 7-year-old Jack Hoffman score a touchdown at Nebraska's spring game, according to the Beacon Journal.
Congratulations and thank you to the Cleveland Browns for providing one of the greatest moments of the NFL season.
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