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Grid star Gomez applied tenderness in tough times to earn Heart of a Giant award

NJ.com reports high school senior Yosue Gomez of Passaic County Technical Institute was selected as the USA Football Heart of a Giant Award recipient, presented by HSS and the New York Giants. Samuel A. Taylor, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, and New York Giants tight end Evan Engram delivered the news to Gomez during a surprise virtual event. The award recognizes high school football players in the tri-state area who demonstrate an "unparalleled work ethic and a passion for game. Gomez, who was among 60 contestants and 11 finalists, played football to overcome tough times at home.

“Yosue, I’m inspired by you, and I know so many others are, as well,” said Dr. Taylor, who applauded Gomez for carrying a 3.7 grade point average. “Getting good grades, dedicating yourself to sports and having the life challenges - which I can only imagine the stresses and the uncertainty and all the anxiety that comes with that - really isn’t easy. It all together speaks of the quality of the man.”

Read the article at NJ.com.

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