EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – An Eastchester High School varsity football player has been nominated for a prestigious award sponsored in part through the New York Giants.
Senior Andrew Schultz has been nominated by Coach Fred DiCarlo for the “Heart of a Giant” award, and now he needs his community’s help to help him become a finalist, which will benefit the Eastchester High School football program.
The “Heart of a Giant” award is “based on an athlete’s demonstration of commitment, dedication, will, character and teamwork. Candidates must possess a strong work ethic, leadership skills, the desire to succeed both on the field and in the classroom and the ability to inspire others to work together to achieve a common goal.”
In his nomination letter, Schultz – who also stars on the basketball team – was asked which of those characteristics he most embodied.
“Commitment is defined as the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity,” he wrote. “I love the game of football. I am committed to the game of football. I started playing in seventh grade and the sport has taught me determination, discipline, responsibility and what it takes to be a leader.”
Schultz is up against nine other standout high school football players throughout the tri-state area - including Brady Tuttle out of Pelham - that were named nominees in week four.
The winners will be based on the number of votes received in the USA Football poll . Voters can do so once every 24 hours per device. The voting concludes on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Six finalists will receive a $1,500 equipment grant for their high school football programs, with a grand prize winner receiving an additional $3,500 for the program.