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Special Olympics: Nick Connor

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Nick Connor of Oak Park didn't think he would like volleyball. However, Special Olympic coaches convinced him to give it a shot. Three years later, he is leading Team Illinois' volleyball team at the USA games.

"He has the size, the hops. He gets up there," said Carlos Marroquin, Nick's volleyball coach.

"I’m going to dominate the competition," added Nick while laughing.

Don't let that confidence fool you. For as competitive as he is on the court, he is equally helpful and respectful off of it.

"When the guys are taking it too serious, he is there to calm them down and remind them that it's fun first," said Marroquin.

Nick's father Ray said when he is on the soccer field, he would always help out with someone who couldn't get around well.

Nick will play a big role for Team Illinois, but there is another role that he dreams of playing someday.

"I have always enjoyed screen writing," he added.

He’s interested in creating movies and TV shows, perhaps even acting, and that’s no surprise to coach Marroquin.

"He is just so creative. Everyday something different is going on with him," Marroquin said.

And if Nick could write his own screen play, he says it would be called 'Life of Nick.'

"'Life of Nick' would be a reality TV show," he said.

A TV show that Ray said would be full of wins and some losses.

"It would be a drama with lots of up and downs. Some good moments and some tougher ones," said Ray.

Hopefully ‘Life of Nick’ will have a long run, but when the show is over, Nick knows exactly how he wants it to end.

"He lives happily ever after, with a gold medal and a trophy," he added.

Nick said he still hasn't reached the extent of his potential on the volleyball court and wants to see where it takes him.

The USA games begin later this month in New Jersey.

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