For his leadership on and off the field, O.J. Brigance has been awarded the NCAA Inspiration Award…Earlier this year we profiled the Baltimore Stallion celebrating their 20th anniversary and now a member of that team is being presented with the NCAA Inspiration Award.
From an article on NCAA.org…
O.J. Brigance played football at Rice University and majored in managerial studies. Brigance was a leader for his team on and off the field, inspiring teammates to work hard in the weight room, on the field and in the classroom. In 2007, he was diagnosed with ALS (known also as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). His strength in the face of ALS has further inspired those who know him and those who have heard his story. Learn more about Brigance here.
The Inspiration Award is presented to a coach or administrator currently associated with intercollegiate athletics, or to a current or former varsity letter-winner at an NCAA institution. It is reserved for people who, when confronted with life-altering situations, used perseverance, dedication and determination to overcome the event and, most importantly, now give hope and inspiration to others.
The Honors Celebration will take place in January 2016, at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio.
Brigance continues to raise money for ALS research and work for the Baltimore Ravens.