Homecoming King: Classmates honor Robby Heil, Novi HS football water boy whose touchdown went viral

Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 22:36:06-04

Robby Heil went from being Novi High School's football water boy to the team's touchdown-scoring hero. Tonight, he was named homecoming king.

Robby's story went viral last month. Millions watched video of his touchdown. The senior with Down syndrome ran the ball in as his terminally ill mother watched from the sidelines.

Robby was on the field again tonight, this time wearing a crown and a sash that declared him, "Homecoming King."

It was a great honor from classmates who have supported Robby through his years at Novi High School.