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Fairfield Resident and Fairfield Prep Student Nominated for USA Football Heart of a Giant Award

Fairfield Resident and Fairfield Prep Student Luke Hopkins Nominated for USA Football Heart of a Giant Award 

Congratulations to Fairfield resident Luke Hopkins, a student at Fairfield College Preparatory School for being nominated for USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery & NY Giants!

The summer leading up to Luke Hopkins’ Freshman year, he spent countless hours visiting his father in the hospital. Hopkins’ father suffered a serious accident while at work and would go on to undergo countless surgeries. Hopkins says, “In a time of so much pain and confusion in my life, beginning to play football was the best decision I ever made.” Luke has been a rock for his family throughout this hard time, which taught him maturity, caring demeanor and steadfast attention to being a good person and teammate. Head Coach Keith Hellstern says, “We received a true diamond in the rough when he arrived as an undersized and quiet freshman. Now, Luke Hopkins is a dynamic senior leader and student-athlete that exemplifies the Heart of a Giant.

VOTE for Luke HERE.

The 2019 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and NY Giants announced their first set of ten outstanding Tri-State area high school football player nominees open for voting. These students have been nominated by their coaches for their commitment, teamwork, will, character and dedication.

Voting for these nominees will be open for 25 days with final vote tally determining who will be named the group’s finalist. One grand prize winner will be selected based on video submissions stating why they have the Heart of a Giant and will be honored on the field during a New York Giants’ home game. All six finalists and four honorable mention finalists will receive $1,000 for their high school’s football program, with the winner’s school getting an additional $9,000.

VOTE for Luke HERE.

For more information on the program, click here.

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