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Roosevelt's Williamson nominated for Orange Bowl Courage Award

Roosevelt University coach Jared Williamson is this week’s nominee for the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Williamson was seriously injured in a car accident in October, resulting in several broken bones and multiple surgeries.

Ohio State's Babb nominated for Orange Bowl Courage Award

Ohio State’s Kamryn Babb is this week’s nominee for the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Babb, a fifth-year graduate student, played for the first time since the 2020 season Saturday vs. Indiana, caught his first collegiate pass and scored his first career touchdown after undergoing four different knee surgeries.

North Carolina's Craft nominated for Orange Bowl Courage Award

North Carolina’s Tylee Craft is this week’s nominee for the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Craft, a junior wide receiver, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer earlier this year but has been heavily involved with the football program while sharing his journey with the public to raise awareness for the disease.

Florida A&M's Spady nominated for Orange Bowl Courage Award

Florida A&M’s James Spady is this week’s nominee for the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Spady, the Rattlers’ tight ends coach, returned to the practice field last week after suffering a medical episode in the season opener that caused him to temporarily lose his vision.

North Dakota State College of Science's Ruschel nominated for Orange Bowl Courage Award

North Dakota State College of Science defensive lineman Ray Ruschel is this week’s nominee for the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Despite being nearly 50 years old, Ruschel has the courage to go out and play football against players 30 years his junior while working on a degree.

Marshall's Sam nominated for Orange Bowl Courage Award

Marshall’s André Sam is this week’s nominee for the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Sam has battled with stuttering for most of his life, becoming a role model for young people who have speech impediments.

Navy's Adams brothers nominated for Orange Bowl Courage Award

Navy’s Terrell and Joshua Adams are this week’s nominees for the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. The twin brothers lost both their mother and their grandmother in consecutive days last season.

Eastern Kentucky's Wells nominated for Orange Bowl Courage Award

Eastern Kentucky coach Walt Wells is this week’s nominee for the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Wells suffered a cardiac episode in late August, before returning to coach the Colonels in their third game of the season.

Washington's Penix Jr. nominated for Orange Bowl Courage Award

Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. is this week’s nominee for the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Penix, a fifth-year senior, has established himself as an early season Heisman Trophy candidate after suffering season-ending injuries in each of his previous four campaigns.

Clemson's Bresee nominated for Orange Bowl Courage Award

Clemson’s Bryan Bresee is this week’s nominee for the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Bresee, a third-year sophomore, started and posted two tackles and one quarterback hurry in Saturday’s win over Furman, before traveling to be with his family as his 15-year-old sister Ella battles an aggressive form of brain cancer.