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Beyond The Trophy: Andrew Mackay, University of Virginia

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Beyond The Trophy: Andrew Mackay, University of Virginia

Name: Andrew Mackay College: University of Virginia Height, weight, class, position: 6-2, 200, junior, quarterback High School: W.T. Woodson HS in Fairfax, Va. About Andrew Mackay: One of four quarter…

Beyond The Trophy: Devin O’Connor, North Carolina State

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Beyond The Trophy: Devin O’Connor, North Carolina State

Name: Devin O’Connor College: North Carolina State University Height, weight, class, position: 6-3, 236, sophomore, tight end High School: Cartersville HS in Cartersville, Georgia About Devin O’Co…

Colgate hosts 7-year-old cancer survivor Colin Hayward at Ependymoma Awareness Game

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Colgate hosts 7-year-old cancer survivor Colin Hayward at Ependymoma Awareness Game

On Saturday, October 4, the Colgate Chapter of Uplifting Athletes hosted their second annual Ependymoma Awareness Game. 7-year-old ependymoma survivor Colin Hayward was once again Colgate’s spec…

Beyond The Trophy: Sal Conaboy, University of Maryland

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Beyond The Trophy: Sal Conaboy, University of Maryland

Name: Sal Conaboy College: University of Maryland Height, weight, class, position: 6-3, 295 pounds, senior, center High School: Abington Heights in Clark Summit, Pa. About Sal Conaboy: After taking a…

Mark Herzlich celebrates 5-year anniversary of cancer-free announcement

Mark Herzlich celebrates 5-year anniversary of cancer-free announcement

This Sunday vs. the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich will look to record the 100th tackle of his NFL career. Five years ago this month, he overcame the toughest hit of his life…

Beyond The Trophy: Stephen Hodge, Fordham University

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Beyond The Trophy: Stephen Hodge, Fordham University

Name: Stephen Hodge College: Fordham University Height, weight, class, position: 6-2, 212, senior, linebacker High School: Shawnee HS in Medford, N.J. About Stephen Hodge: A tackling machine, Hodge ha…

Blindsided by SCAD: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Blindsided by SCAD: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Uplifting Athletes supports the larger rare disease community in addition to the rare diseases our 25 student-athletes led chapters champion. We welcome any rare disease organization to share their st…

Notre Dame Chapter President Joe Schmidt is living his dream

Notre Dame Chapter President Joe Schmidt is living his dream

Joe Schmidt is the current President of the Uplifting Athletes Notre Dame Chapter. This story written by ESPN.com Notre Dame and ACC Reporter Matt Fortuna originally appeared on ESPN.com. SOUTH BEND,…

Beyond The Trophy: Brian Lalli, Colgate University

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Beyond The Trophy: Brian Lalli, Colgate University

Name: Brian Lalli College: Colgate University Height, weight, class, position: 6-0, 190, junior, wide receiver High School: Valley View HS in Archbald, Pa. About Brian Lalli: A three-sport athlete in…

An in-depth look at Florida State Chapter President Kevin Haplea

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An in-depth look at Florida State Chapter President Kevin Haplea

This story written by Florida State sports information intern Jack Shields and originally appeared on Seminoles.com. Redshirt senior tight end Kevin Haplea returned to the Seminoles in 2014 after sitt…