09/09/16 9:18 am EST
Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/26/2013…
The definition of a hero is generally a person or figure, who is admired or idealized for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
As a Philadelphia sports fan my entire life, I have had plenty of opportunities to pick who this person was for me growing up.
There was the hard-hitting but well-spoken Brian Dawkins of the Eagles, that truly left everything he had out on the football field on Sunday’s. He set the tone on defense for a team which reached the Super Bowl in 2004.
There’s the great Chase Utley of the Phillies. He helped win the city its first major sports title after a 25-year drought and defines the word toughness on the baseball field.