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ESPN to feature SUNY Cortland player's heroic actions ahead of 'Cortaca Jug' game Saturday

SUNY Cortland junior Kyle Richard talks to a film crew from the One Love Foundation during the Yards for Yeardley event on April 15, 2018 (Courtesy SUNY Cortland)..

CORTLAND (CNYCentral) - As fans gear up for the “biggest little game” in sports this weekend, a senior football player from SUNY Cortland will have his story highlighted on ESPN.

Kyle Richard will be featured on SportsCenter Saturday for his heroic efforts breaking up an attempted sexual assault.

It happened in 2017 when Richard and a friend were at a party on Long Island. Richard stepped in to help the victim, and was shot twice by the victim's attacker. He recovered and returned to football.

In April 2018, Richard received a "Biden Courage" award from former Vice President Joe Biden for his actions.

After his story airs Saturday, Richard will play in his final “Cortaca Jug” game. It’s the 60th annual football game between Division III rivals Cortland and Ithaca. Kickoff is at noon.

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