Westhill’s Soule finalist for Heart of a Giant award

Westhill High School football player Chris Soule has been one of 10 finalists for the weekly Heart of a Giant award, sponsored by the New York Giants. The prize, conducted by a vote for tri-state area athletes, is based on commitment, will, determination and character.

Soule was recognized on the scoreboard at last Sunday’s Giants-Steelers game.

The rules, according to the website, are as follows: The Timex Heart of a Giant program will run six weeks and feature a total of sixty 60 nominees selected from coach recommendations and self nominations. Starting week 8 of the NFL season, 10 weekly award winners will be announced during weeks 8-13 of the NY Giants regular season. Weekly award winners will be required to campaign to their teammates, classmates, friends and family to vote for them to become one of six finalists. Voting will close Friday, December 14, and the six finalists will be announced. After evaluations of the finalists have been completed, USA Football and Timex will select a grand prize winner that best exemplifies what it means to have the Heart of a Giant.

In addition to being honored as the hardest working athlete in the Tri-State area, the grand prize winner of the Timex Heart of a Giant program will receive: A $5,000 equipment donation for his or her high school and recognition on the field during the Giants’ Week 17 home game against Philadelphia. Two runner-up award winners will win a $2,500 gift card for their high school football program to Sports Authority.

To vote for Soule, click on this link.

Soule has also been selected as one of 20 finalists out of 393 student-athletes in Connecticut for the Wendy’s Heisman award.