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Congrats Maurice Cantrill

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by unbiasedtruth, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. unbiasedtruth

    unbiasedtruth Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2005
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    From Allstate intranet site... doubt you can get there with the link so I posted the article.

    Allstate honors college footballers’ off-field deeds

    First year as title sponsor of AFCA Good Works Team®

    The following college football players have been nominated for consideration to be included among the 2008 Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams:

    Football Bowl Subdivision (Div I-A)

    Arizona State University – Keegan Herring
    Ball State University – Brandon Crawford
    Central Michigan University – Brian Brunner
    Colorado State University – Kyle Bell
    Duke University – Re’quan Boyette
    Florida State University – Everette Brown
    Indiana University – Austin Starr
    Iowa State University – Euseph Messiah
    Kansas State University – Jeron Mastrud
    Middle Tennessee State University – Phillip Tanner
    North Carolina State University – Andre Brown
    Northern Illinois University – Matt Simon
    Northwestern University – Eric Peterman
    Ohio State University – James Laurinaitis
    Rutgers University – Tiquan Underwood
    Syracuse University – Lavar Lobdell
    Temple University – Richard Sheppard
    Texas Tech University – Brian Duncan
    Tulane University – Craig Gelhardt
    U.S. Air Force Academy – Travis Dekker
    University of Arkansas – Jose Valdez
    University of California – Alex Mack
    University of Colorado – Maurice Cantrell
    University of Connecticut – Brad Kanuch
    University of Georgia – Mohamed Massaquoi
    University of Illinois – Brit Miller
    University of Kansas – Mike Rivera
    University of Kentucky – Tim Masthay
    University of Maryland – Jordan Steffy
    University of Memphis – Dominik Riley
    University of Nebraska – Todd Peterson
    University of Notre Dame – Evan Sharpley
    University of Oklahoma – Gerald McCoy
    University of Pittsburgh – Scott McKillop
    University of South Carolina – Eric Norwood
    University of South Florida – George Selvie
    University of Tennessee – Josh Briscoe
    University of Texas – Colt McCoy
    University of Toledo – John Allen
    University of Wisconsin – Chris Pressley
    Utah State University – Geno Odong
    Virginia Tech – Orion Martin
    Wake Forest University – Benjamin Wooster
    West Virginia University – Tito Gonzales
    Western Michigan University – Tim Hiller

    Combined Divisions
    (I-AA II, III & NAIA)

    Bethel University (Minn.) – Mike Ervin
    Chadron State College – Joe McLain
    Coastal Carolina University – Dominique Davenport
    Colby College – Thomas Daley
    Harvard University – Andrew Berry
    Henderson State University – Nick Finley
    Hillsdale College – Phil Davignon
    Illinois State University – Kedric Meredith
    Lehigh University – Brendan VanAckeren
    McNeese State University – Kenneth Lundy
    Missouri Western State University – Dustin Strickler
    North Dakota State University – Tyler Roehl
    Northern State University – Brian Jark
    Sewanee: The University of the South – Tyler Brantley
    Southern Illinois University – Larry Warner
    Southwest Minnesota State University – Tyler Reed
    St. Cloud State University – Rocky Horn
    St. John’s University (Minn.) – Jeff Schnobrich
    University at Albany – Daniel Bocanegra
    University of Central Arkansas – Taylor Scott
    University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) – Paul Hughes
    University of Montana – Colin Dow
    University of Northern Colorado – Michael Van Portfliet
    University of St. Thomas – Mikkel Haugen
    Valparaiso University – Matt Mancl
    Youngstown State University – Brian Mellott

    The kickoff of the 2008 college football season is still a few weeks away, but a group of committed and hard-working players has already been honored for off-the-field achievements. Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association have announced the list of 71 student-athlete nominees for the 17th annual Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.

    Through a partnership announced this week, Allstate has teamed with the AFCA to honor the college football players whose involvement with charitable organizations and community service contributions stands out among the more than 50,000 student-athletes participating in the sport at all four-year collegiate institutions. From among the 71 nominations submitted by sports information directors on behalf of their teams, a special selection committee assembled by the AFCA and Allstate will select two 11-player Good Works Teams – one composed of players competing in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (I-A) and a combined team representing players competing in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (I-AA), Divisions II, III and the NAIA.

    “Allstate is proud to partner with the AFCA and acknowledge the outstanding commitment to community so many student-athletes are demonstrating off the football field,” said Lisa Cochrane, vice president of marketing for Allstate. “As a first-year sponsor of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, Allstate continues its commitment to college football by honoring the volunteer efforts of college football players at all levels.”

    This season, Allstate is working with the AFCA to reinforce the heritage and tradition of the award. For the first time in the 16-year history of the program, the selection committee includes five former members of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams. Other 2008 selection committee members include two coaches representing the AFCA, five representatives of the college football media and one Allstate representative.

    ”We are excited about Allstate’s role with the AFCA and welcome them as one of our official corporate partners,” said Grant Teaff, AFCA executive director. “Allstate is a first-class company that supports collegiate athletics – football, in particular – in a variety of ways. Their support of our Good Works Teams as title sponsor ensures that those student-athletes making countless volunteer contributions to their communities and campuses through many off-field efforts will get the proper recognition they deserve.”

    The 2008 Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams voting panel includes: Allstate Senior Vice President Steve Sorenson; former Good Works Teams members Matt Stinchcomb (University of Georgia, 1997 team), Mike Proman (Amherst College, 2002 team), Deuce McAllister (University of Mississippi, 1999 team), Dan Lord (Tufts University, 1997 team) and Zaid Abdul-Aleem (Duke University, 1994 team); media members Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN), Dennis Dodd (CBS Sportsline), Tony Barnhart (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Kelly Whiteside (USA Today) and Ivan Maisel (ESPN.com); current AFCA president and University of Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham; and 1996 AFCA president Fisher Deberry, former head coach at the United States Air Force Academy.

    The committee will be responsible for selecting 22 players from the 71 nominations received over the summer at the AFCA headquarters in Waco, Texas. (See sidebar for nominee lists.)

    About the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
    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 good academic standing.

    The Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams were established in 1992 by the College Football Association, recognizing the extra efforts made by college football players and student support staff off the field. AFCA became the governing body of the award in 1997 and continues to honor college football players who go the extra mile for those in need.

    Since 1992, the SEC leads all conferences with 49 selections to the Good Works Teams, followed by the Big 12 with 32 selections and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with 19 selections. In 2007, Georgia strong safety Kelin Johnson became the 11th Bulldog to be selected to the team, tying the University of Georgia with the University of Nebraska for most selections all-time. Super Bowl XLII and XLI champion quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning were members of the 2002 and 1997 Good Works Teams, respectively.

    The 2008 college football season will also mark the fourth consecutive year of Allstate's "Good Hands®" field goal net program. The program rewards the on-field performance of its 65 partner teams by earmarking money to the schools’ general scholarship funds for each field goal ($300) and extra point ($100) successfully converted into the Good Hands-branded nets at each of their home games. To date, Allstate has donated more than $1.5 million through the Good Hands field goal net program. Allstate will also celebrate its third year as the title sponsor of the Allstate® Sugar Bowl, held in New Orleans at the Louisiana Superdome Jan. 2, 2009.
  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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    Kinda surprised the rabid goldfish didn't make the list. He's into all kinds of charitable stuff.
  3. unbiasedtruth

    unbiasedtruth Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2005
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    hmmmmm thats quite true. good question. maybe its time for an email to the Allstate PR person and VP that are running this thing....
  4. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2005
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    Probably has Geico.
  5. zonabuff

    zonabuff Guest

    I don't usually comment on the horrific spelling and grammar in posts, but when your company gets it right and your thread title misses the boat, that's kinda of pathetic. You can at least give the guy enough respect to spell his name correctly.
  6. The Guest

    The Guest Guest

    Great recognition. Thanks for posting, UBT.
  7. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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    Cut the land thief some slack.

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