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Inspiring Acts of Kindness Land College Football Players on 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Nominee List

Inspiring Acts of Kindness Land College Football Players on 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Nominee List

Allstate and the American Soccer Coaches Association (AFCA) at the moment introduced the record of nominees for the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Staff®, an annual award given to school soccer gamers for the impression they make off the sector. A complete of 137 student-athletes with inspiring tales of group service have been nominated by their respective sports activities info administrators.

Established in 1992, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Staff® continues to be one of the coveted group service awards in school football. From the 137 nominees, the ultimate roster of 23 award recipients will probably be introduced in September, bringing collectively 11 gamers from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision;11 gamers from the NCAA Soccer Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the National Affiliation of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA); and one honorary head coach. To be thought-about for a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Workforce®, each player have to be actively involved with a charitable group or service group while maintaining a robust educational standing.

“It’s really inspiring to see these younger males dedicating their time and power outdoors of their already busy schedules to go away an enduring influence of their communities,” stated John O’Donnell, Allstate’s Western Territory president and member of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Group choice committee “As a longtime school soccer sponsor, Allstate takes great satisfaction in our partnership with the AFCA, and we’re honored to have fun the successes of those players and highlight their tales as an inspiration to all who love the game.”

Drew Balestrieri from Salve Regina, donating bone marrow.

This yr’s record of nominees includes a heroic player advocating to interrupt the stigma around psychological illness via open athlete boards, a young man mentoring underprivileged youngsters to assist change the trajectory of their lives, a number of players donating bone marrow and plasma to increase the lives of full strangers and a decent end who visits the youngsters’s hospital each week to spread hope to young patients.

“To be named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Staff is not any small feat and goes above and past sportsmanship and leadership within the classroom or on the sector,” stated Tim Tebow, two-time nationwide champion, Heisman Trophy winner and 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Workforce® member. “These student-athletes consider within the power of giving again and enriching the lives of others, while also serving to to shape the lives of future younger athletes. Annually, I am struck by the caliber of those nominees and humbled to be a part of telling their tales.”

The final 22-member staff and honorary coach is selected by a voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Group® members and outstanding media members who look for both their dedication to giving back and the embodiment of true management on and off the football area.

After the final group members are introduced on September 12, 2019, fans can vote for this yr’s Allstate AFCA Good Works Staff® captain by means of the official web page on Followers are also encouraged to hitch in the dialog by looking and utilizing #GoodWorksTeam on their social media channels all through the season.

Along with Tebow and O’Donnell, the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Staff® selection panel members embrace: Zaid Abdul-Aleem (Duke, 1994 workforce); Matt Stinchcomb (Georgia, 1997, 1998 teams); Brian Brenberg (St. Thomas, 2001 workforce); Mike Proman (Amherst, 2002 workforce); Wes Counts (Middle Tennessee State, 1999 staff); media members Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN), Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star), and Paul Myerberg (USA TODAY); 2019 AFCA President and Ohio College Head Coach, Frank Solich; and 2001 AFCA President and present athletic director at Virginia Union College, Joe Taylor.

“For 12 straight years, the AFCA has been proud to associate with Allstate to honor football student-athletes who volunteer their time and power to offer again to their native communities and other nations all over the world,” AFCA Government Director Todd Berry stated. “These 137 nominees are examples to not only their fellow student-athletes, but to everyone on this great nation that selfless acts of giving again will enrich the lives of individuals they know, and don’t know, who profit from their generosity.”

2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Group® nominees embrace:


   Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)

Identify Faculty
Kyle Williams Arizona State University
Derrick Brown Auburn College
Owen Rogers Baylor University
Kole Bailey Boise State College
Tanner Karafa Boston School
Gabe Skrobot Bowling Inexperienced State University
Uriah Leiataua BYU
Adam Prentice Colorado State College
Koby Quansah Duke College
Alex Turner East Carolina University
James Morgan Florida International University
DeCalon Brooks Florida State College
Jahaziel Lee Georgia Tech
Nick Westbrook Indiana University
Ray Lima Iowa State College
Denzel Goolsby Kansas State University
Matt Bahr Kent State College
Blake Ferguson LSU
Brenden Knox Marshall University
Jack Sorenson Miami University
Joe Bachie Michigan State University
Crews Holt Center Tennessee State University
Kobe Jones Mississippi State University
James Smith-Williams NC State College
Joe Gaziano Northwestern University
Jordan Fuller Ohio State University
Landon Wolf Oklahoma State College
Mufu Taiwo Previous Dominion College
Blake Gillikin, P, Sr. Penn State University
Austin Trammell Rice University
Demerick Gary SMU
Connor Wedington Stanford College
Sam Heckel Syracuse University
Kellton Hollins TCU
Zack Mesday Temple College
Keeath Magee II Texas A&M College
LeDarrius Harris Texas State College
Travis Bruffy Texas Tech College
Jordan Johnson UCF
Isaiah Sanders United States Air Drive Academy
Matt Otwinowski College at Buffalo
John Lako College of Akron
Chris Owens University of Alabama
T.J. Smith University of Arkansas
Marcel Dancy College of California, Berkeley
Tyrie Cleveland College of Florida
Jake Fromm College of Georgia
Eugene Ford University of Hawaii
D’Eriq King College of Houston
Bobby Walker University of Illinois
Nate Stanley College of Iowa
Bryce Torneden College of Kansas
Landon Young College of Kentucky
Blanton Creque University of Louisville
Patrick Taylor University of Memphis
Tru Wilson University of Michigan
Seth Green University of Minnesota
Mac Brown College of Mississippi
Ben Stille College of Nebraska
Lucas Weber University of Nevada
Tyriq Harris College of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jalen Elliott University of Notre Dame
Kenneth Murray Jr. College of Oklahoma
Tre Tipton University of Pittsburgh
Brian Ankerson University of South Alabama
Spencer Eason-Riddle University of South Carolina
Kirk Livingstone University of South Florida
Trey Smith College of Tennessee
Bryce Harris University of Toledo
Terrell Burgess University of Utah
Bryce Hall College of Virginia
Chris Orr University of Wisconsin
Darren Woods Jr. UNLV
Michael Pittman Jr. USC
Dominik Eberle Utah State University
Cody Markel Vanderbilt College
Reese Donahue West Virginia University
Justin Tranquill Western Michigan College

Combined Divisions (FCS, D-II, D-III & NAIA)

Identify Faculty
Carl Thompson Alabama State University
Clay Shreve Ashland College
Jeremiah Oatsvall Austin Peay State University
Hayden Murphy Berry School
Danny Munoz Bethel University (Minn.)
Peyton Bailey Briar Cliff College
David Barnett Capital University
Antonio Wimbush Carson-Newman University
Brady Berger Catholic College
Carter Terpstra Central School
Dan Record Colorado State College-Pueblo
Brandon Plyler Concord College
John Trout Dakota State University
George Hatalowich Davidson School
Scotty Gilkey Jr. Japanese Illinois College
De’Sean McNair Elon College
Travis Russell Ferris State College
Ryan Landis Frostburg State College
Mason Dekker Hope School
Garrett Hirsch Illinois State College
Josh Pearson Jacksonville State College
Dawson Aichholz Johns Hopkins University
Luke Butera Marist School
Adam Diggs Maryville School
Dorian Kithcart Mercer University
Jacob Wenzlick Michigan Technological College
Alvin Joseph Millsaps School
Parker Franzen Minot State College
Aaron Feazelle Mississippi School
Kurt Aumer Monmouth College
Jacob Katzer Morningside School
James Sappington Murray State University
Ben Ellefson North Dakota State University
Tanner Machacek Northwestern School
Chris Zirkle Northwestern State College
Mher Tcholakian Ohio Wesleyan University
Jasper Smiley Oklahoma Panhandle State College
Noah Kasbohm Peru State School
Roy Garris Jr. Saint Augustine’s College
Ben Bartch Saint John’s College (Minn.)
Drew Balestrieri Salve Regina University
Christian Rozeboom South Dakota State University
Zach Larsen Southern Utah College
Nick Bainter Springfield School
Brant Bailey Tarleton State University
Alex Shillow Texas A&M College-Commerce
Nick Strausbaugh The School of Wooster
Diondre Wallace Towson College
Kooper Richardson University of California, Davis
Ryan Culhane University of Dayton
Blaze Barista College of Dubuque
Dante Olson University of Montana
Noah Wanzek University of North Dakota
Dwight Jackson College of Puget Sound
Vinny Pallini College of St. Thomas
Ryan Oliver Utica School (N.Y.)
Luke Bevilacqua Wayne State University
Peter Hoff Western New England University
Brady Hogue Westminster School (Pa.)

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