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McMahon Football Player Nominated For 'Heart Of A Giant'

Dylan Finn, a captain for the Brien McMahon football team, has been nominated for the Heart of a Giant award.
Dylan Finn, a captain for the Brien McMahon football team, has been nominated for the Heart of a Giant award. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Brien McMahon football player Dylan Finn has been selected as a nominee for the New York Giants & USA Football’s "Heart of a Giant" program.

Finn, a captain for the Senators, submitted four essays on commitment, determination, will, character and teamwork. He is Captain of his Football team and is trying to win a $5,000 equipment grant for his team. Readers can click here to vote for Finn on the Heart of a Giant website. Voting ends on Wednesday.

Finn wrote on the website about what he enjoys most about playing football is the friendships he has developed.

“Coming into freshman year of high school, I knew a handful of kids trying out for the team,’’ he said. “Now, halfway through senior year, I can honestly say that most of my best friends are on the team with me. There is nothing comparable to the bonds we develop as a team through the countless number of days sweating, shouting, crying, smiling and laughing together. Most of my memories of high school will consist of something that happened between one of my teammates and I, whether it was on the field or somewhere else. I have developed great trust and friendships in my teammates through football. As my coach always says, it takes 11 players to do their job correctly for a play to have success, and that's what makes this sport the greatest team sport ever.”

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