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Football Coach Born Without Limbs to Receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at 2019 ESPYs


The 2019 ESPYs are quickly approaching, and every year, athletes and sports fans look forward to the prestigious award show — mainly because extra special awards are given to extraordinary people in the world of sports at the event. 

And this year is no different. Coach Rob Mendez will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPYs, but who exactly is he? Scroll down to find out!

Who is Coach Rob Mendez? 

Rob is a 31-year-old resident of Gilroy, Calif. who was born without arms and legs. A Gilroy High School graduate, Rob is currently entering his second year as the junior varsity football coach at Prospect High School in Saratoga, Calif. after having previous assistant coaching gigs.