A St. Peter’s Prep High School football captain won the “Heart of a Giant” award and the $10,000 grant that goes along with it, hearing the news for the first time on Friday when New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard paid a surprise visit to the school.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Whether he is on or off the field, London Robinson displays exemplary qualities of having a ‘Heart of a Giant.’ He’s a straight-A student in the classroom and was named a captain of the St. Peter’s Prep football team,” USA Football, the non-profit who presents the award, said in a statement.
“Robinson will continue his student-athlete career at the next level and has committed to playing football at Princeton University. He is someone who gives back to his community through volunteering with organizations, including the local soup kitchen.”
Robinson, a senior defensive lineman who stands six-foot two inches tall and weighs 270-pounds, led the team with 18 tackles for a loss and nine sacks and will play college ball at Princeton University.
His success in the classroom and on the field, as well as at home where he grew up in a single-parent home with sisters, all contributed to him winning the Heart of the Giant award, which was presented by the New York Giants and Hospital for Special Surgery.
The $10,000 equipment grant, which was presented via jumbo-sized check at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, does not include the additional $1,000 he earned the Jersey City high school for being named a finalist in the competition.