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Roggin's Heroes Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving is all about family, food and football.

For the fourth straight year, Roggin's Heroes Thanksgiving brought the three together for an annual holiday tradition.

Southern California's best high school football players gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village to share in the fun and to feast on the biggest meal of their lives.

They are some of the most sought after prep prospects in the nation. Some will attend USC, others UCLA, others Stanford. But they'll all sit around our table for Roggin's Heroes Thanksgiving.

While we count the many blessings they display on the field, we also share the stories of the family connections that have helped them along the way while driving them to reach their goals.

You'll hear the heartwarming story of KJ Costello, one of the country's top quarterbacks who draws inspiration from a young friend battling cancer.

Then there's Michael Pittman who, based on his family name, has a lot to live up to and so far he's doing just that.

And, unexpected future star Oluwole Betiku. He's spent just two years in this country, coming to America to play football in hopes the sport can secure a better life for his family back in Nigeria.

They have lots to be thankful this Thanksgiving. And you'll be thankful you watched.

Note: Originally aired on November 26, 2015.

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