Former Cambridge football players remember fallen teammate

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Madison, Wis.--The Cambridge community came together over the weekend to honor one of their fallen brothers.

13 years ago, the Cambridge community was rocked to its core when they lost one of their close friends and teammates.

But the Blue Jays were able to turn tragedy into triumph in a story that's fit for the big screen.

"It's one of those moments you'll never forget and it kind of hits you and it's something that's going to stick with you for the rest of your life."

Dustin "Dozer" Zuelsdorf tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident in July of 2004, the summer before his senior season at Cambridge High School.

Despite sub-par seasons by Cambridge his first three years, Dozer had high hopes for his senior season as a Blue Jay.

"Now we had a little motivation. We had one of our brothers who passed away and we knew that if we would work together and bust our butt like Dozer would have, that good things would happen," Jace Rindahl, Dozer's former teammate said.

Good things truly did happen that season. Cambridge was unbeaten heading into their final regular season game against Columbus.

The Capitol North title was on the line against the Cardinals, who were also 8-0.

And this is where the Hollywood script comes into play: Dozer had written a short story his junior year predicting just how the season, and that particular game, would go.

"Zach Probst, who had Dozer in his hands at the accident, basically, when he died, intercepts the ball to win the game and when he gets tackled, the clock stops at 52 seconds." Bryce Chinault, Dozer's teammate said.

"Score was 31-21, which adds up to 52 and that was Dozer's football jersey number. You just can't make that up. It's amazing."

"Majestic. All the stars align and all the pieces went together. We did it for Dozer," Lindahl said.

"If you didn't believe in something after that, I don't know. It was a very special season," Kim Zuelsdorf, Dozer's mother said.

"It kind of gave you that extra sense of confidence. People knew that he was going to be there with you when the times were tough." Lindahl said.

"If things were close in a game, that adversity would hit, stay positive, stay confident. He's going to help you through it.."

Now Dozer's friends and family are honoring his memory by giving back to the community, as they've raised more than 100 thousand dollars in scholarships to graduating Cambridge football players by holding the Dip for Dozier.

"It amazes me that people come back and do this," Kim Zuelsdorf said.

"It's just a good, positive way to think about Dustin and not focus on the loss, but focus on some of the good things we've been able to do with it."

This year, they raised more than $21,000 in dip pledges alone.

Bryce Chinault, one of Dozer's friends and teammates, is working to make this story into a movie.

He believes it's one the NFL would definitely be interested in.