Kerry Starks was announced Mr. Patriot at the Homecoming Pep Rally on October 29, 2015. What happened next was memorable to say the least. Kerry turned and gave the honor to Denzel Parker. Denzel, 19, has cerebral palsy and was born deaf. The entire gym went wild with excitement. Starks said the choice was easy because he has a little brother who has cerebral palsy. He said he’s very close with his brother.”My brother has (the) same thing (Parker) has. It would be good for someone to do it for him one day. I did it from my heart,” Starks said.