Skip to comments.Margaret Thatcher's Grandson an American Football Champ
Posted on 12/23/2007 11:26:45 PM PST by Marie2
His birth famously prompted her to declare "we have become a grandmother".
Mark Thatcher with the ball for his Highland Park high school team Mark Thatcher with the ball for his Highland Park high school team
Eighteen years on Margaret Thatcher's grandson is now prompting devotion in fans of American football as he becomes a rising star of the game.
Michael Thatcher, whose father Sir Mark Thatcher separated from his mother after being accused of planning a coup in Equatorial Ginuea, has helped carry his high school team to the finals of the state championships with a extraordinary catch during the quarter final play offs.
Michael, who has lived with his American born mother, Diane Burgdorf, in Dallas, Texas, since 2004, was praised by seasoned commentators for his sensational catch.
In front of a 10,000 strong crowd he hurtled towards the ball, caught it with his fingertips before rolling over and lifting the ball triumphantly in the air.
Such was the unexpected brilliance of the catch that it caused one commentator to exclaim: "Can the guy run, can he catch, can he do everything? Wow!"
His skill at the all American game is even more impressive given that he only took it up three years ago.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Margaret Thatcher’s grandson is rising star of American football
No, excellence runs in Texas High School Football and Highland Park to be more specific. Georgia’s quarterback and Missouri’s quarterback played HS football near each other in Texas.
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