GREENSBORO, NC — The man roaming the halls of Smith High School, pushing a broom and cleaning toilets, is actually a legend, according to WFMY-TV.
On Friday night, Charles Wright, a janitor at the high school, stood in front of a stadium full of people to receive an honor nearly 30 years in the making, the article stated.
According to the article, Wright was honored by having his jersey retired.
Wright, a 6-foot 7-inch former athlete, was All-American in football and basketball when he attended Smith High School, a feat no athlete had done before and hasn''t accomplished since, the article noted.
When Wright graduated in 1975, he had his eyes set on making it big in football or basketball, but life and an immature decision robbed the rare two-sport all American of that choice, the article noted.
Two years into college he got a girl pregnant, and in 1977, hands that once carried footballs across the goal line and dunked basketballs, started pushing a broom, the article added.
"I don''t know if it was a good thing or a bad thing that it happened, but I never regretted it after my son was born," shared Wright.
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