College Football Awards - December 12, 2019

Disney Sports Now Accepting Nominations for the 2020 Disney Spirit Award

Disney Sports is now accepting nominations for the prestigious 2020 Disney Spirit Award.

Since 1996, the Disney Spirit Award has been presented annually to college football’s most inspirational student-athlete, team, coach, fan or figure who has overcome extraordinary physical or emotional hardships or other challenges, while exhibiting a selfless nature and good sportsmanship. The award will be presented for the 25th consecutive year during The Home Depot College Football Awards.

Last year, University of Minnesota football player and five-time cancer survivor Casey O’Brien, earned the award for his relentless pursuit of his athletic dreams and uplifting hope he gave to countless other cancer patients

In 2018, the award went to former Purdue University student Tyler Trent, who inspired Purdue’s football team and thousands of fans nationwide with the fearless way he faced his cancer diagnosis.

Nominations for the 2020 Disney Spirit Award may be submitted via e-mail to Jacqueline.C.Logan@Disney.com.

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