Tired of all the negative crap associated with the game of college football? If so, here’s a nod to a handful of players who are doing some good both on the field and, more importantly, in the community.
Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association announced Tuesday morning its 22-player-strong Good Works Team for 2012. Of the 22, 11 are from FBS-level programs.
Oddly enough, all 11 FBS players selected to this year’s team are from the offensive side of the ball.
The release states that “the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® shines a spotlight on the positive, off-the-field impact that a select group of student-athletes has on their communities.”
Of the 11 FBS players, three were from the SEC, while the ACC and Big Ten had two apiece. Positionally, there were three quarterbacks and three offensive linemen among the group.
Miami running back Mike James and Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray (pictured) were the only non-seniors to make the team.
“As fans of college football, Allstate takes great pride in partnering with the AFCA to recognize these dedicated student-athletes for their accomplishments off the field,” Kathy Mabe, president of Allstate’s West regions and a member of the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team voting panel, said in a statement. “These players have demonstrated the unique ability to balance academics with athletics while donating their limited free time and energy to serve others, and we at Allstate commend them for their commitment to volunteerism.”
Below is the complete 2012 FBS Good Works Team:
Senior Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama
Senior Philip Lutzenkirchen, TE, Auburn
Senior Sean Renfree, QB, Duke
Junior Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia
Senior Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State
Junior Mike James, RB, Miami (Fla.)
Senior Patrick Omameh, OL, Michigan
Senior Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska
Senior Mike Golic Jr., OL, Notre Dame
Senior Kyle Negrete, P, USC
Senior Brandon McManus, P, Temple