D’Cota Dixon has had a special trip to Miami.

As if playing in the Orange Bowl against Miami after a 12-1 season wasn’t enough, the Wisconsin safety was able to reconnect with his birth mother while in Florida, something he set out to do when he learned of the Badgers’ bowl destination. But it still gets better for Dixon.

On Friday, Dixon was presented with the FWAA Orange Bowl Courage Award, presented annually to a player, coach or support person in college football who displays courage, on or off the field.

After Dixon was presented with the award, Wisconsin’s official Twitter account shared a 10-minute video, detailing his story.

According to the FWAA’s website, the Orange Bowl Courage Award was created by ESPN The Magazine’s senior writer Gene Wojciechowski, also a FWAA member. The requirements for nomination for the weekly award include displaying some sort of courageous act, on or off the field including, overcoming an injury or physical handicap, preventing a disaster and living through a lifetime of hardships.

Pittsburgh running back James Conner was presented with the award last year.