Playing with a purpose, Kareem Harris stars on the football field

Kareem Harris honoring his grandfather on the field

One of the best classrooms of life is on the football field.

Whenever Kareem Harris is down, football is there to lift him up.

Like the time when he lost his best friend, his grandfather, to a bacterial infection. He was just 53 years old.

The Friendship Collegiate linebacker still plays with a heavy heart.

As ABC7 sports reporter Scott Abraham shows us, Kareem wears the No. 30 because his grandfather died on Jan. 30, 2017.

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