Article by Newsday’s Gregg Sarra:
Jordan DeLucia’s final rush may have been his grandest. The senior halfback from Kellenberg took to the podium in the Millennium Room of Kellenberg High School and delivered a beautiful acceptance speech the same way he produced on the football field — with grace and humility.
Flanked by his proud parents, administrators and Kellenberg peers, DeLucia was presented Newsday’s inaugural Rich Reichert Award, honoring the best player in the Catholic High School Football League in a ceremony hosted at Kellenberg.
“It’s a tremendous honor to stand here and be recognized by Newsday,” DeLucia said. “It means the world to me. I couldn’t be happier. I’m really blessed. I owe this to the support of my coaches, parents, trainers and especially my teammates, who helped put me in this position. Even when things didn’t go my way and I made mistakes, they were always there for me.”
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