Rodney Rogers Receives Pete Moffitt Courage Award
Oct. 21, 2013
By Scott Wortman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@TieDyeNation)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest Hall of Famer Rodney Rogers was honored on Saturday with the Pete Moffitt Courage Award, given annually to a student-athlete, coach or alumnus who has demonstrated the great courage in his or her endeavors that Pete embodied in his fight with ALS.
The 1993 ACC Player of the Year and an 11-year NBA veteran, Rogers is a shining example of the ideals the Pete Moffitt Courage Award was established to recognize.
Rogers, who was paralyzed in a 2008 ATV accident, has demonstrated his generosity and courageous spirit since becoming a quadriplegic through the establishment of the Rodney Rogers Foundation, which assists others dealing with paralysis, and his inspirational speaking engagements, encouraging audiences to "keep fighting."
Wake Forest head baseball coach Tom Walter, the 2012 Pete Moffitt Courage Award recipient, was on hand during Saturday's ceremony, along with Wake Forest Director of Athletics Ron Wellman and Susan Moffitt, the wife of Pete Moffitt.
Rogers was also recognized on-field during Wake Forest's football game against Maryland on Saturday.