Florida linebacker Christian Garcia is headed to Washington D.C.
The University of Florida announced that linebacker is being honored for winning one of the inaugural “It’s On Us” Courage Awards. The It’s On Us initiative was started two years ago by president Barack Obama as a way to prevent sexualt assualt on college campuses.
Garcia gained notoriety over the summer, when he stopped a sexual assault from happening over the summer.
“This a great honor and it’s pretty cool to be recognized for a good cause,” the walk-on linebacker said.
Garcia will be honored tonight at a reception by Vice President Joe Biden, along with University of North Dakota student Nathaniel Schroeder and South Carolina student Megan O’Brien.
Garcia and the Gators will take on LSU on Saturday at noon ET on Saturday.