LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - University of Kentucky Football senior tight end C.J. Conrad has been named a finalist for the 2018 Pop Warner Little Scholars.
This award recognizes a graduating senior who makes a difference on and off the field, specifically serving as a role model to Pop Warner student athletes.
Conrad has long been recognized for his community service in the Lexington community. Conrad is a big hit at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital where he visits each Tuesday to spend time with its patients and their families.
“We are honored to have C.J. come to the hospital and take his time just to see patients,” Kentucky Children’s Hospital Child Life Coordinator Jennifer Guilliams said. “I had a mom tell me her daughter didn’t want to get out of bed for two days until she heard C.J. was coming and she walked down the hall to meet him. Not only does his visit brighten their day but it provides them with motivation to continue to get better and we couldn’t do that ourselves.”
On the field Conrad has helped carry the Wildcats to their first winning record in the Southeastern Conference since 1977. During his four-year career, the Wildcats have amounted 26 total wins.
The other finalists for the award are:
● University of Southern California guard Jordan Austin
● Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley
● West Point linebacker Kenneth Brinson
● Duke University linebacker Ben Humphreys
● University of Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr.