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[26 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tulane University’s Devon Walker to Receive 2013 Disney Spirit Award

Devon Walker – a Tulane University senior who suffered a serious spinal cord injury during a football game last season – will receive the 2013 Disney Spirit Award.
The award is given annually by Disney Sports to college football’s most inspirational figure. After suffering his injury, Walker has become a motivational figure for his team, the university, and the New Orleans community.
Walker’s football career started at Tulane in 2009 as a walk-on. He earned a scholarship and became the starting safety and team captain for the 2012 season. In the second …

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[16 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Nominations Being Accepted for the 2013 Disney Sports Spirit Award | ]
Nominations Being Accepted for the 2013 Disney Sports Spirit Award

Each year since 1996, the Disney Sports Spirit Award has been presented to the most inspirational student athlete, team, or figure in college football. Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2013 award.
Disney Sports created the award to honor college football’s most inspirational student athlete, team, or figure who has overcome extraordinary physical or emotional hardships, or other challenges, while continuing to exhibit good sportsmanship and a selfless nature.
In 2012, University of Texas player Nate Boyer was given the Disney Sports Spirit Award after earning a Bronze Star for his …

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[19 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
College Football Star Nate Boyer Earns Disney Spirit Award

University of Texas football player Nate Boyer was chosen as this year’s recipient of the Disney Spirit Award.
The award, presented by Disney Sports, is given annually to college football’s “most inspirational figure.” Boyer joined the military at the age of 20, responding to the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks. Prior to his enlistment, Boyer spent time working with autistic children and helped provide aid to refugee camps in the Darfur area of Sudan. After spending six year in active duty with the Army, Boyer earned a Bronze Star for his …

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[12 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
College Football’s Big Night Takes Place at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World played host to one of college football’s biggest nights this past Saturday.
Some of the most notable names in collegiate sports were on hand at the Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s Boardwalk this weekend for the Home Depot College Football Awards, which cover virtually every major honor awarded in the arena of college football.  The ceremony was televised live on ESPN.
Of particular interest was Cam Newton, who attended as the favorite to win this year’s Heisman Trophy.  (He did win, by the way.)
But the lone standing ovation of the evening went to another SEC player, …

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[22 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
University of Arkansas Football Player Recipient of Disney Spirit Award

D.J. Williams, tight end for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, has been selected as the 2010 recipient for Disney’s Spirit Award.  The award annually honors college football’s most inspirational figure.
Raised until age 11 in a home torn apart by his alcoholic, drug-addicted, and abusive father, Williams, his mother, Vicky, and his younger sister, Vanessa, fled their Dallas, Texas, home to seek a better life.  The family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, and looked for an opportunity to start fresh.
Williams credits his success to his mother’s tenacity.  “Watching my mother, who …