If ever there were a fitting award, this is it. Marco Gupton, Navy-bound SS out of West Rowan HS (NC), has been awarded the prestigious 'Heart of a Champion' award and will represent the state of North Carolina in 2009.
, who played Games 10-15 literally without an ACL in his right knee, joins an elite group of NC prep stars for the 2009 season.
He has been working out at full speed for close to two months, going above and beyond the typical rehab.
What is also remarkable about Gupton's circumstances is the fact that while he has grown close to two inches and gained close to 25 pounds, his speed and mobility have not diminished.
He has signed with Navy to play football.