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Rutgers’ Greene Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Team recognizes football student-athletes for exemplary community service
  • Posted on July 17, 2012 10:47:15 AM
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    NORTHBROOK, Ill. (July 17, 2012) – Rutgers football’s Khaseem Greene (Elizabeth, N.J.) has been nominated for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, it was announced Tuesday by Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). One of college football’s most prestigious off-the-field honors, the award recognizes a select group of college football players committed to making a difference.

    A standout senior linebacker for the Scarlet Knights, Greene has found time to give back to his community through school and hospital visits, as well as his participation in local reading initiatives and toy drives. He also has added his support to former teammate Eric LeGrand’s event, A Walk to Believe, since its inception in 2010. The second annual 5K walk was held in June 2012.  

    Greene has equally been impressive for RU on the field, leading the conference and ranking 12th nationally with 141 tackles in 2011 to earn BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Year recognition. He received All-America honors in 2011 by SI.com and Phil Steele and is a 2012 Preseason All-America selection.

    From the 117 total nominees, a special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members and prominent college football media members will select two 11-player Good Works Teams® – one comprised of players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and another representing players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III, and the NAIA. The final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September.

    Since 1992, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has shown a spotlight on the countless “good works” and remarkable stories of service by student-athletes at all levels of college football competition.  Award recipients represent the sport’s finest in terms of character and leadership in the community.

    Allstate and the AFCA will launch the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® website on ESPN.com featuring profiles and images of the final team members, as well as the opportunity for fans to vote for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Captain.

    The 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® voting panel includes: former Good Works Team® members Alex Van Pelt (Pittsburgh, 1992 team), Zaid Abdul-Aleem (Duke, 1994 team), Matt Stinchcomb (Georgia, 1997, 1998 teams), Grant Irons (Notre Dame, 1999 team), Brian Brenberg (St. Thomas, 2001 team), Mike Proman (Amherst, 2002 team); media members Lou Holtz (ESPN), Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN), Tom O’Toole (USA Today), Andy Staples (SI.com), Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star); current AFCA President and Harvard University Head Coach Tim Murphy; 1987 AFCA President LaVell Edwards, former head coach at Brigham Young University; and Kathy Mabe, President, West Regions at Allstate.

    In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and the AFCA, each player must be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or community service while maintaining a strong academic standing.

    Football Bowl Subdivision Nominees (52)

    Arizona State University – Brandon Magee

    Auburn University – Philip Lutzenkirchen

    Bowling Green State University – Ronnie Goble

    Brigham Young University – Michael Alisa

    Central Michigan University – Cody Wilson

    Clemson University – Rashard Hall

    Duke University – Sean Renfree

    Florida State University – Dustin Hopkins

    Indiana University – Adam Replogle

    Iowa State University – Jake Knott

    Kansas State University – Collin Klein

    Louisiana State University – Barkevious Mingo

    Middle Tennessee State University – Logan Kilgore

    Northern Illinois University – Jason Schepler

    Northwestern University – Jeff Budzien

    Ohio State University – Ben Buchanan

    Rice University – Klein Kubiak

    Rutgers University – Khaseem Greene

    Syracuse University – Deon Goggins

    Temple University – Brandon McManus

    Texas Christian University – Blaize Foltz

    Tulane University – Ryan Griffin

    University of Alabama – Barrett Jones

    University of Arizona – Jake Fischer

    University of California Los Angeles – Jeff Locke

    University of Central Florida – Rob Calabrese

    University of Cincinnati – Drew Frey

    University of Florida – Caleb Sturgis

    University of Georgia – Aaron Murray

    University of Kentucky – Morgan Newton

    University of Louisiana-Lafayette – Blaine Gautier

    University of Maryland – A.J. Francis

    University of Memphis – Akeem Davis

    University of Miami (Fla.) – Mike James

    University of Michigan – Patrick Omameh

    University of Mississippi – Devin Thomas

    University of Missouri – T.J. Moe

    University of Nebraska – Rex Burkhead

    University of North Carolina – Jonathan Cooper

    University of Notre Dame – Mike Golic, Jr.

    University of Oklahoma – Landry Jones

    University of Pittsburgh – Andrew Taglianetti

    University of South Carolina – Marcus Lattimore

    University of South Florida – Danous Estenor

    University of Southern California – Kyle Negrete

    University of Tennessee – Tyler Bray

    University of Utah – Sean Sellwood

    University of Virginia – Michael Rocco

    University of Wisconsin – Shelton Johnson

    Utah State University – Jake Doughty

    Wake Forest University – Terence Davis

    Western Kentucky University – Tye Golden

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