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Kody Kasey was honored Saturday as Touchdown Club of Columbus' President's Award winner.
Kody Kasey was honored Saturday as Touchdown Club of Columbus' President's Award winner.
Football - Tue, Feb. 7, 2017

Kody Kasey's focus these days is to play the sport he loves, for the institution he loves, with the hopes of touching and inspiring even just one person. It is easy to see he has far surpassed all three of these goals as this past fall he returned to Georgetown College football gridiron, returning kickoffs and playing defensive back with a prosthetic leg.

"If I can touch one person or help one individual, that means more to me than anything," Kasey said. "I love football and never doubted from this time a year ago that I would be back on the field, but with the main focus of giving glory to God. I am here because of Him."

His dedication and determination has not gone unnoticed and this past weekend the Ohio native was honored with a rousing standing ovation at Touchdown Club of Columbus' annual football awards banquet as he was presented the 2016 President's Award.

The organization created in 1956 has honored and recognized more than 2,000 of the world's finest athletes as well as football greats such as Jim Brown, Bronko Nagurski, Bobby Layne and coach Woody Hayes. Each year's honorees are selected by coaches, sportswriters and former players.

Kasey joins other President's Award honorees such as: Cardale Jones (Ohio State University), Ryan Switzer (University of North Carolina), Zac Dysert (Miami University), Jordan White (Western Michigan University), Cartel Brooks (Heidelberg College) and Ross Franklin (Johnstown High School). University of Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs was co-honoree this year.

This award was created by the club in 2011 to honor athletes who do not always get spotlight at the big time schools, but have a highly recognizable dedication to their sport. It is also an award for those overcoming adversity.

"It is an honor to have one of our Tigers recognized by such a quality organization," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "Kody is a very deserving young man and many are taking notice not only of what he is doing on the football field, but with the way he carries himself and has responded in such a positive way to the curveball life threw him."

TDC continues to grow its reach over the past 20 years as it hosted the 40th Anniversary of the American Football League, honored more than 60 living members of the Ohio State football All-Century team and presented high school and collegiate football awards to many of football's greatest players and coaches.



 

 
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