Cooper Christensen loves playing football, and his parents believe that being on a team is helping the 7-year-old autistic boy:
Heidi Christensen says, "I know a lot of parents with kids with autism and they protect them and keep them out of the social limelight. But I highly recommend putting them in social situations with typical developing kids. I think it really helps them."
Scoring a lot of touchdowns is something the 49ers flag football team did alot of this spring.
Cooper Christensen says, "They would pass it to me and I was whooping down there and going straight and it was a touchdown."
Jay Christensen says, "And it reduces their energy level at night which is nice for us parents."
Cooper Christensen says, "I've been practicing at home and I've been getting worked out so I could be an nfl player when I grow up, and a college. I start the college then I go to the nfl and that's what I want to do."