Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead is one of four national finalists for the 2012 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award. Up for the award with Burkhead are North Carolina State’s Wayne Crawford, UCLA’s Luke Gane and Florida’s David Lerner.
According to the organization’s website, the honor is presented annually to recognize a leader in the world of college football who has realized his or her potential to make a positive and lasting impact on the rare disease community. More than 30 million Americans are affected by rare diseases.
The winner will be determined by an online vote beginning next Wednesday, Feb. 1 and ending Feb. 26. To cast your vote, just save this link.