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Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association Announce Twenty-Two College Football Players Named to the 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team(R)
Allstate AFCA Good Works Team(R) Honors Student-Athletes for Outstanding Efforts in Volunteerism and Community Service
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — For a select group of college football players, the words “sacrifice” and “commitment” extend far beyond the football field to places that don’t require helmets and shoulder pads. Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) today have announced the 22 student-athletes chosen for the 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams(R), honoring dedicated and hard-working student-athletes for their off-the-field achievements and selfless contributions to their communities.
This summer, a record 106 players were nominated for this prestigious honor by sports information directors on behalf of their teams, surpassing all previous single-season nominee totals since the program began in 1992. From the nominations, a special selection committee named 22 college football players from across the country to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team(R).
The two 11-member teams – one composed of players competing in the NCAA(R) Football Bowl Subdivision (I-A) and a combined team representing the NCAA(R) Football Championship Subdivision (I-AA), Divisions II, III and the NAIA – honor players that embody the true spirit of “teamwork” and “giving back” through commendable acts of kindness and community service.
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team(R) is now in its 18th season to present the award. College Football Hall of Fame coach and ESPN personality Lou Holtz will once again serve as the spokesperson for the 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams(R).
“Allstate has been inspired by the commitment and sacrifice these student-athletes have made to better our communities and improve the lives of our neighbors,” said Lisa Cochrane, vice president of marketing for Allstate. “As a proud partner of the AFCA, we feel that it’s our responsibility to shine a spotlight on these young men for the outstanding impact they’ve made off the field.”
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