SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School senior -- and Hilltopper Varsity Football Team wide receiver / defensive back -- Chris Giangiulio, has been selected as a Week 2 Nominee for the USA Football "Heart of a Giant' Award.
The honor is presented to the high school football player from the tri-state area who best exemplifies what it means to have the "Heart of a Giant" based on the athlete's work ethic, dedication, character, teamwork, and desire and drive to succeed both on the field and in the classroom.
Giangiulio was nominated by Summit Head Coach Kevin Kostibos, who said, "This award stands alone because it represents the best of what high school sports are all about. I can't think of anyone who embodies what this award is about more than Chris Giangiulio."
Kostibos added, "Chris has come so far, and it is all directly attributable to how hard he works. He is the first player on the field and last player to come off. He fights for every inch, and earns everything he gets."
Giangiulio will now compete against fellow Week 2 nominees to become one of six finalists that will have the opportunity to win a $5,000 equipment donation for the Summit High School Football program.
Voting will close for all Week 2 Nominees on Sunday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m. The leading vote getter will be announced on Monday, October 3 and be named a finalist for the 2016 Heart of a Giant award. Finalists receive a $1,500 equipment grant for their high school team.
Once an athlete is identified as a finalist (leading vote getter per weekly group), he / she will be required to submit an original video showcasing why they have the “Heart of a Giant." All six finalist videos will be reviewed and one grand prize winner will be determined. The grand prize winner will be honored on the field at the New York Giants Week 15 home game vs. Detroit on December 18.
Voters can cast one vote -- per device -- every 24 hours through October 2, and can vote for Giangiulio by scrolling down to his profile within the list of "Week 2 Nominees."