AUSTIN, Texas — Football is a game of communication and innovation.

One local school blends those pillars in a unique way.  At Texas School for the Deaf, football is played with a few subtle twists. While some teams communicate with signs, the Rangers communicate with sign language.

“We don’t just play for TSD, we also play for the deaf community,” junior quarterback Zarek Nathanson said through an interpreter. While some teams innovate by drumming up new play designs, the Rangers innovate with an actual drum.

Everything else is just like any other team.

“They think that we’re disabled, but we’re not. We just can’t hear,” Nathanson said. “They think that we’re limited and we have limited potential. But I’m like, ‘Please.’ We love overcoming that.”