New York Giants: Garrett Dickerson On the Cusp of Greatness

May 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Englewood-native Garrett Dickerson tries out as a tight end during the rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Friday. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS

NEW YORK GIANTSGarrett Dickerson may not be a household name, but that will soon change.

Dickerson, a native of New Jersey was a star at Bergen Catholic High School setting records and earning accolades that extended off the field.

After getting offers from Stanford, Michigan, Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, and Michigan State Dickerson ultimately committed to Northwestern University.  He showed off his versatility playing both tight ends and serving as a back for Northwestern’s Wildcats football team.   Dickerson’s brother Cameron was also a stand out at Northwestern and had quite a collegiate career.

Dickerson is a hard-working individual who is nothing short of talented and skilled.  Each and every opportunity he is given, he goes out there and not only makes plays but is a backbone for the team as a whole.

Perhaps what is truly admirable about Dickerson is his heart.  He is one of the nicest guys you will ever find.  Dickerson is the epitome of class and strength and is always giving back to the community.  This summer, Dickerson held a free football camp in his hometown of Englewood, New Jersey for boys and girls ages 8-14 to teach them the skills they need for football.

Since this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month, the NFL started an initiative called Crucial Catch to bring awareness to this disease.  Dickerson participated in an event with the American Cancer Society serving dinner and spending time with those afflicted with cancer.  At the event, he always had a smile on his face and served as a beacon of hope, brightening up the day of those he met with.  Dickerson also became an ambassador for the American Cancer Society to serve as a participant in finding the cure and stomping out this disease once and for all.

Dickerson is extremely accomplished and ingenious when it comes to the game of football.  He is an asset to any team and the New York Giants are lucky to have him.  What really sets Dickerson apart from the rest is his compassion and generosity.  Dickerson is a true class act and a hero in every sense of the word!