2018 Recipient



Ben is from Hoover, Alabama where he played football and baseball for Hoover High School. Ben received a scholarship to attend Harvard University and play football. During his first collegiate game against Rhode Island on September 16, 2017, Ben went to make a tackle near the sideline and was unable to get back up. He was rushed to a local hospital where they performed emergency surgery to repair a fracture and get pressure off of his spinal cord.

Ben underwent extensive rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta until this January when he was fortunate to return home to Hoover and continue his recovery. Ben has fought hard during his path to recovery and we are honored to help him in his fight however we can.