ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Tuesday night’s Cibola freshman football game was a special one for Derek Barreras. Derek, who has down syndrome, is a big football fan and always wanted to score a touchdown.


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Barreras finally got his opportunity on Tuesday night when he took the opening handoff of the game for a 45 yard touchdown. It is a moment that he will always remember.

“It was amazing. For it to be my first time here, I was pretty nervous. Now I’m here and got a touchdown. Simple.”

Barreras said that he is a big Las Vegas Raiders fan, and his favorite football player is Derek Carr.