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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

It's not about the recognition for University of Memphis quarterback Jacob Karam, who was reunited Tuesday with 11-year-old cancer patient Breanna during a surprise award ceremony at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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One day in July Karam visited St. Jude and jammed out on piano with Breanna. She sang Jessie J's "Price Tag" while Karam played without notes on piano. It was a fitting, up-tempo song during one of his recent visit to the Target House, where many St. Jude patients live while they go through treatment.

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The college football star walked through the halls of St. Jude on Tuesday, speechless to a roaring crowd honoring him for his community service, service which has gained him national attention.

"It exhilarates and states nationally just how involved our student athletes have been in the community, how special Jacob Karam really is," said University of Memphis AThletic Director Tom Bowen.

Karam is one of 22 student-athletes named to  the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, making him the first Memphis athlete to win the award. He said he's humbled by the attention but says simply, he's not a hero.

"As college athletes, we are put on a platform and it's amazing we get so much attention," Karam said after receiving the award. "But the kids here that are fighting and their families are the true heroes. I'm very humbled. Thank you all so much for coming out and supporting and go Tigers!"

As Karam celebrated, taking photos and offering hugs to his young fans, his first important job of football was not too far from the Texas born player's mind.

"We got practice in a couple of hours," he said. "We got to go back to work and focus on getting a big win against Arkansas State."

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