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The Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award is given to a leader in college football, individual or organization, who has realized his or her potential to make a positive and lasting impact on the rare disease community. Online voting ends January 31st.
University of Utah linebacker/defensive end Trevor Reilly is among the outstanding student athletes deserving of our support. During the offseason prior to his senior season for the Utes, Reilly learned his 1-year-old daughter, Shayn, had kidney cancer. After doctors removed a fist-sized tumor, Shayn underwent weekly chemotherapy treatments that carried over into the 2013 season.
A one-time walk-on, Reilly finished as a three-year starter at end and linebacker. He was an All-Pac 12 selection after posting 100 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries in 2013. He led a Utah defense that ranked first in the nation in sacks in all those categories. Trevor finished his career at Utah with 235 tackles, including 37 for a loss. He is ranked as one of the top five defensive ends in the upcoming NFL Draft. Reilly’s stock is on the rise and he’s projected as a potential second-round pick. To cast your vote for Trevor, please click here.