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Florida LB Cristian Garcia, Who Stopped A Rape In Progress, Honored At White House

University of Florida linebacker Cristian Garcia, who stopped a rape in progress during the summer, was honored at the White House Tuesday.

In July, Garcia helped stop a sexual assault in progress behind 101 Cantina, a popular Gainesville bar. For his heroic effort, Garcia was named one of the three recipients for the inaugural “It’s On Us” Courage Awards.

As Florida's official athletics website explains, "It's On Us" is an initiative implemented by President Barack Obama in 2014 aimed at stopping sexual assaults on college campuses.

"This a great honor and it's pretty cool to be recognized for a good cause,'' Garcia said.

On Tuesday, Garcia was excused from Florida practice as he traveled to Washington, D.C. to be honored.

As part of Garcia's trip to Washington, he is getting a tour of the Eisenhower Building, the Vice President's ceremonial office and the West Wing of the White House. He will be honored tonight during a reception at the home of Vice President Biden.

Once again, kudos to Garcia for being an everyday hero and congratulations on the well-deserved honor.

[ College Football Talk ]