When Luke Lippincott got hurt this year, his season and maybe even his career was over.
The Wolf Pack "senior" running back tore his ACL in the Nevada's second game of the season. He could have given up, but instead he dove head-first into the community.
Lippincott has been by-far the most involved member of the Wolf Pack for the last few years. He gives his time to numerous charities and elementary schools; with visits to hospitals in between.
He's one of the main reasons that the Wolf Pack is nearing it's yearly goal of 2,000 hours of community service. They've already surpassed the 18,000 hour mark with a semester still to go.
Lippincott was honored on Saturday night with the Student Humanitarian Award. The Award is handed out to the one player that embodies a true student-athlete. It's given to the player that devotes his free time to the community, and represents his school with class and dignity.
One player from each team will be honored at the dinner.
Former Wolf Pack defensive tackle Matt Hines won the award back in 2006 when the Bowl game was called the MPC Computers Bowl.
Lippincott has appealed the NCAA for a medical hardship. If they rule in his favor, he'll be given one more year of eligibility.
The Wolf Pack (7-5) takes on Maryland (7-5) on Tuesday, December 30th in the Humanitarian Bowl.
The game will be shown live on ESPN. Kick off is set for 1:30pm.