Caldwell Football's Patrick Theobald Nominated for Heart of a Giant Award


CALDWELL, NJ — In the fourth week of nominations for the 2017 Football Heart of a Giant Award, presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Giants, James Caldwell’s Patrick Theobald was among the ten outstanding Tri-State area high school football players nominated.

According to the Caldwell-West Caldwell school district, Theobald is a “true example of a student-athlete” whose leadership carries over from the field to the classroom, where he excels greatly. He was nominated by James Caldwell head football coach Thomas Lamont for his commitment, teamwork, will, character and dedication.

“Pat is a player with an exceptional work ethic,” Lamont told USA Football. “He sets the bar for his teammates and is a quiet leader who leads by example.” 

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One finalist will be chosen from each week’s nominees. The Week 4 Finalist will be announced on Monday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m.

Voting will be open for 25 days with final vote tally determining who will be named the group’s finalist. One grand-prize winner will be selected based on video submissions stating why he has the “Heart of a Giant.”

The winner will be honored on the field during a New York Giants’ home game and six finalists will receive $1,500 for their high school’s football program, with the winner’s school getting an additional $3,500.

To learn more about this program or to see the other nominees, click here.

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