01-07-2013 10:58 AM

University of Oklahoma junior offensive lineman Austin Woods has been named as one of seven national finalists for the 2013 Rare Disease Champion Award, the Uplifting Athletes organization announced Monday.The Rare Disease Champion Award is given to a leader in college football, individual or organization, who has realized his or her potential to make a positive and lasting impact on the rare disease community.Online voting is currently underway. Voting will continue through Jan. 31, with the winner being announced on Feb. 1.

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