Elliott Fry Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
July 15, 2015
University of South Carolina junior placekicker Elliott Fry is one of 197 nominees for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, according to the Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). For 24 years, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has recognized college football players from across the country who exemplifies a superior commitment to community service and volunteerism.
Since its inception in 1992, the award highlights the “good” taking place off the football field. The select group of student-athletes nominated for this award by their respective colleges and universities are able to balance academics and athletics while remaining committed to helping others and bettering their communities.
“For the third year in a row, we have received a record-breaking number of Allstate AFCA Good Works TeamÂ® nominees, an indication that the bar continues to be raised for the character on display in college football,” said Jim Haskins, Executive Vice President, Allstate Brand Distribution and a member of the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works TeamÂ® voting panel. “Allstate is proud to join the AFCA in recognizing this amazing group of student-athletes for the positive impact they are making on their communities.”
While remarkable on the field performances are praised each weekend, these individuals’ off the field accomplishments far exceed touchdowns and tackles. From traveling overseas to support third-world countries to raising thousands of dollars for kidney cancer research, these remarkable student-athletes have utilized their minimal free time in an impactful way, earning them national recognition. “It’s very rewarding to see another record-setting year of nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team,” AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff said. “With Allstate’s help, this has become one of the most prestigious awards in college football, and one of the most important because it highlights some of the best student-athletes in the country who not only excel on the football field, but in their community service as well.”
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, the final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September. From the nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, a special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works TeamÂ® members and prominent college football media members will select the 2015 Good Works Team. Once the final team members are announced in September, fans are encouraged to visit the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team website on ESPN.com, featuring profiles and images of the players, for the opportunity to vote for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Captain.
In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and the AFCA, each player must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.