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Ryan Hollingshead On His Near-Fatal Accident And Giving Back

The soccer star was just named MLS Humanitarian of the Year.

FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollingshead is the winner of this year’s MLS Humanitarian of the Year, an award honoring a player for their athletics and their service in the community.

Hollingshead has made contributions on and off the field since being drafted out of UCLA in 2013’s MLS SuperDraft. After FC Dallas selected him in the second round, Hollingshead opted to delay his professional career in order to spend a year at home in Northern California helping his brother build a church and doing volunteer work in Haiti. He signed with the team a year later but missed the first part of the 2017 season after a near-fatal accident fractured three vertebrae in his neck.

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