A Simsbury high school football player is back in the game after recovering from a heart transplant.
Eighteen-year-old Danny Dietz suffered from an enlarged heart - a condition called Cardiomyopathy – and underwent a heart transplant on Sept. 11, 2015.
Dietz told NBC Connecticut he was just happy to be back on the field. And on Friday night, when Simsbury played Enfield, Dietz scored his very first varsity touchdown, to the delight of his coach and teammates.
Simsbury ultimately won the game 52-51.
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