The quarterback from Malvern Prep High School in suburban Philadelphia went to play his college football at NCAA Division III Dickinson. Ian was inspired by a childhood friend who passed away from a rare form of bone cancer.

Ian felt compelled to do something about the rare disease cause so he set out on a path to raise funds in honor of his friend. Ian ended up raising more than $95,000 during his playing career to serve as an inspiration, showing others what one person can do to make a difference.