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New chapter in Van Zant's inspirational story

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Martel Van Zant's inspirational story continues.

The former Tyler Lee Red Raider will join the Manchester Wolves an Arena Football League 2 team.

Van Zant's agent Kelli Masters told KLTV Martel was asked to join the team over the weekend. If Martel is asked to join the team's road unit, he will play this weekend.

Van Zant was born without ear drums. He played football for Lee and was recruited by Les Miles to play cornerback at Oklahoma State.

Throughout the fall he had several workouts with NFL teams. A movie about his life is in the works. Masters tells KLTV there are scheduled meetings for the end of this month to decide which studio will take control of filming.

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