Make no bones about it — Shadon Willis is the unquestioned Heart of Hillside. Albeit a talented football player, it’s the tribulations and challenges Willis overcame in an early life without parents and through the foster care system that make him one of his town’s most beloved young men. It’s also the main reason why Willis was presented the 2018 Heart of a Giant award, a collaboration between the New York Giants, USA Football and the Hospital for Special Surgery. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the inside look at Willis’ transformation into the young man he is today:

Willis won JSZ’s Top Play for Week 4 and proudly wore his Top Play belt throughout the 2018 season: