CDT Smith ’22 Receives 2021 Football Defender of The Nation Award
Army West Point Football Linebacker Arik Smith has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Defender of the Nation Award, the Charlotte Touchdown Club. Sponsored by Capital Group of Companies and America's Patriotic Dealerships, the Defender of the Nation Award represents exceptional leadership qualities on the field, academics, and engagement in the community. The recipient also exhibits a high standard of integrity through demonstrated example. “The Defender of the Nation Award celebrates our nation's military academies and their many outstanding-student athletes”, according to John Rocco Executive Director of the Charlotte Touchdown Club. Read more.