NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk High School wide receiver AJ Hall may not be the biggest player on the football field, but he makes up for it with heart, which has put him in the running for USA Football's 2017 Heart of a Giant award .
The Heart of a Giant award recognizes high school athletes who inspire greatness on and off the field. Players are nominated for demonstrating characteristics like commitment, character, teamwork, dedication and will. Hall, a senior at Norwalk High School and captain of the football team, has been nominated to represent NHS for the tri-state area. Voting is open to move him on to the next round in the competition.
Hall is one of 10 nominees for Week 5, and the nominee who receives the most votes from the public will be named the Week 5 finalist. Voting is open until the end of the month, and you can vote once per day. Finalists will then make a video showcasing why the have the Heart of a Giant. The finalist videos will be reviewed by USA Football, Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Giants, who will select a grand prize winner.
Finalists will receive a $1,500 equipment grant for their high school football programs. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 grant, and will be given their award during a ceremony on field at a New York Giants home game.
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