Tyler Palko's friendship with Chris McGough began when they were growing up on the same street in Imperial.
"We met just playing sports on the street," Palko said.
McGough has Down syndrome, but that did not hamper their friendship. They both loved sports. When Palko was a star player on the West Allegheny High School football team, McGough was team manager.
Palko, 28, and McGough, 23, still bond over football, but their friendship runs deeper than a game.
"His honesty -- he doesn't care about anything else but you," said Palko, who plays quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. "He doesn't care how much money you make. He doesn't care if you're …