East Carolina University's football team welcomed an honorary Pirate Saturday when 8-year-old Noah Roberts scored a touchdown during the final game of the spring practice season.

Roberts, who suffers from a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis, ran the ball into the end zone as his teammates blocked, providing a clear path down the field. After Roberts completed the play, he was lifted onto the shoulders of his teammates, who chanted his name.

"If you didn't have goosebumps or a tear in your eye, you may want to check your pulse after that one," ECU offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley told Inside ECU Sports after the play.