University of South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, is a nominee for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® -- the most prestigious off-the-field honor in college football. Quite the honor for Lattimore as most college football players are remembered for their accomplishments on the field and are rarely recognized for their achievements outside of football.
Through the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, Allstate and the AFCA recognize the community service contributions of these young men that may otherwise go unnoticed. As protectors of the integrity of the sport, Allstate and the AFCA are honored to announce Lattimore as a nominee, who boasts an impressive resume of community service accomplishments, which include:
Participating in the Children’s Chance Dinner, eating and interacting with children who have or are recovering from cancer
Speaking with an elementary physical education class about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle
Volunteering at the Epworth Thanksgiving Dinner at Williams Brice Stadium
From the 117 nominees, two 11-player Good Works Teams will be selected and announced in late September – one for the Football Bowl Subdivision (Div. I-A) and the other for the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and NAIA. In its fifth year as sponsor, Allstate has assembled a prominent selection panel including former Good Works Team members and well-respected college football media members. Past members of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® include Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli Manning, ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.
The official release is HERE. We wish Lattimore the best of luck in winning the award but most importantly we hope he continues to do the good deeds as that is what matters.
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