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Senior football player an inspiration to team

The Center Point-Urbana football coach calls his starting center an inspiration to everyone.

CENTER POINT, Iowa — The Center Point-Urbana high school football coach calls his starting center an inspiration to everyone.

That's because senior James Peterson is legally blind, diagnosed with a retina disease when he was in the third grade. But Peterson doesn't let that stop him from playing the sport he loves or maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA.

He plans to attend Iowa State University next year and major in computer engineering.

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