NEWARK, NJ — A Newark teen has battled his way through serious medical conditions, three strokes, depression and the loss of his biological mother using football as a light to guide him through the darkness.
Recently, Jasier Rollins was named as one of the finalists in the 2020 Heart of a Giant Awards.
USA Football’s Heart of a Giant award – presented by the New York Giants and the Hospital for Special Surgery – pays tribute to Tri-State area high school football players who demonstrate “unparalleled work ethic and passion for the game.” Learn more here, and vote for 2020 nominees here.
According to USA Football, here’s why Rollins earned a nod as a finalist:
“Jasier Rollins turned to Weequahic High School’s football team during his health issues and his depression. At the age of nine years old, Rollins was diagnosed with an enlarged heart. At the age of ten,