Heroic HS football player killed shielding teenage girls from gunfire to receive ESPY Courage Award
Zaevion Dobson, a high school football player from Tennessee who died last December after shielding three girls from gunfire, will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday. He was 15.
As relayed by Knoxville Police, Dobson died from the gunfire after multiple men drove through his neighborhood and started shooting. Police suspected that the incident was gang-related and that Dobson was not targeted. Dobson’s mother, Zenobia Dobson, will receive the award on Zaevion’s behalf.
“I’m just so honored to be his mother,” Zenobia Dobson told the Associated Press. “I will always love him in my heart, but since his passing, I love him even more. I draw closer to him every day. I visit him at the cemetery every day, and I just talk to him every day, every single day.”