The award program, presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Giants, recognizes high school football players within the Tri-State area that demonstrate unparalleled work ethic and passion for the game, according to the USA Football website.
Coaches can nominate players for a chance to win a $5,000 equipment grant, according to USA Football.
"My most favorite part is the process," the 5-foot-10, 215-pound Carmona told USA Football. "I love to train and get better. When I'm in season I love the contact. I like to hit and be a physical player. The brotherhood is also a trait of the game that makes me love football. Football brings communities closer. The school’s reputation is on the line at every football game. The thrill is why I love to play the game.
Nominees are required to possess the following characteristics:
"For me it’s the will to achieve a free college education," Carmona told USA Football. "It's what keeps me going. The will to make our football program a winning one keeps me going."
To vote, click here .
Voting ends Sept. 25.