It’s watchlist season. Except, that we know there won’t be many Huskers on watchlists after least year’s 4-8 debacle. We might see a receiver or two appear, but I’m not sure how many others will catch the eye of selection committees.
One list where Nebraska players make frequent appearances is the Allstate Good Works Team. This year 169 college football players were nominated, including Nebraska’s senior defensive end Freedom Akinmoladun.
The final Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, announced in September, will be comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA and one honorary head coach. To be in consideration by Allstate and the AFCA for a nomination, each player must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.
The student-athletes who are nominated for this award not only demonstrate a unique dedication to community service and desire to make a positive impact on the lives around them, but they also show tremendous perseverance as well as the ability to overcome personal struggles and come out victorious against all odds.
The SEC leads all conferences with 71 selections to the Good Works Team since it began in 1992. The SEC is followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference with 37 selections and the Big 12 Conference with 30 selections. Georgia is in first place with 18 honorees to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The Bulldogs are followed by Kentucky and Nebraska with 14 honorees.
Check out this link for a complete list of nominees. Congratulations to Freedom on this honor!
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