Albertus Magnus High School football player Jack Sullivan is one of six finalists for the 2018 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by the New York Giants and Hospital for Special Surgery
Sullivan, the finalist from Week 2, was nominated by his coach Paul Villanueva for his work on and off the field, including his work to raise money for the Carolyn Sullivan Memorial Foundation. Sullivan’s triplet sister, Carolyn Sullivan, died in 2009 from a brain tumor. He credits football for helping him through this adversity.
High school football players from the Tri-State Area are nominated by their coaches based on their passion for the game and unparalleled work ethic on and off the field through commitment, character, teamwork, dedication and will. Sixty student-athletes were nominated, who were separated into groups of 10 for a vote from the fans to determine the six finalists.
The six finalists will submit a video as to why they should be the Heart of a Giant honoree. Representatives from the Giants, Hospital for Special Surgery and USA Football will vote for the winner, which will be announced in December.
The winner, who will be honored at a Giants home game in December, will receive a $3,500 equipment grant for his high school football program. Each finalist already received $1,500 for reaching the finals.