Inspiring Mesabi Range running back featured on ESPN

Taquarius Wair, freshman running back for Mesabi Range College.  (Screenshot: ESPN)

Taquarius Wair dons the green and gold of the Mesabi Range Norseman football team. A freshman running back from Minneapolis, he joins many on his team in following dreams of playing college football to the Iron Range.

Taquarius Wair (Screenshot: ESPN)

But his story resembles no other. Burned in a terrible house fire when he was a small child, Wair overcame all odds just to live. Disfigured by his injuries, he found that on a football field he was free of the grief and hardship that had defined his life.

It’s all in a story that aired this morning on ESPN SportsCenter. This high profile good news story centers right here on the Iron Range.

The Norse won their opening game 61-31 over Rochester.

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