NubAbility Athletics Coach
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Limb Difference: Congenital
Type: Missing Left Hand
Former Defensive end, Eddie Delaney, played Division I football at UAlbany. Despite being born without a left hand, the 19-year-old Holtsville, N.Y. native thrived on the gridiron. He garnered Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week honors in only his second career start and co-led the team in pass breakups.
Even some NFL scouts asked about the muscular, 6-foot-6, 250-pound during his senior year, which is when he was elected a team captain — just as he was at Sachem East High — and was the top returning tackler on the defensive line.
When he was six, Delaney was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. The news was especially devastating to his parents, who understood that their son would have yet another hurdle to overcome. Eddie had to give himself two or three insulin shots a day until several years ago when he got hooked up with an insulin pump that includes a tube that was inserted into his leg and is protected on the field by only his thigh pad.
That’s right, Delaney played Division I football with only one hand while carrying an insulin pump on his left.
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