Skyler Southam from Wasatch (Heber City, Utah) accepted his honorary jersey to the U.S. Army All-American Game on Monday, but he wanted the event to be about more than him.
Wasatch and Southam, a longtime BYU commit who is ranked among the top five kickers in the Class of 2016, wanted to honor Carlos Holguin, a fellow senior who serves as the football team manager.
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Because of physical issues, Holguin is unable to participate in contact sports. He has had numerous surgeries, but is “a really great kid and positive role model,” Skyler’s father, Denny, said. Denny said Holguin, a big football fan, is loved around the Wasatch High community.
And Monday during the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance, he got the chance to share in a special moment with the team and other students during the jersey presentation.
Southam also presented his Dream Champion award to his parents, Denny and Andrea.