Kyle Negrete Named To Allstate AFCA Good Works Team|
Sept. 18, 2012
USC punter Kyle Negrete is one of 11 FBS football players named to the 2012 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, which recognizes players committed to making a difference in their communities.
In 2011, Trojan quarterback Matt Barkley made the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Each year, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team raises the bar for the impact that student-athletes can have on their local communities, and this year's roster is no exception. From creating mentorship programs for at-risk youth to building homes and health clinics overseas, these young men have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of others through countless acts of service.
Fans will have the opportunity to vote for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Captain by visiting ESPN.com and searching "Good Works." Fans can learn more about this year's team members and their charitable accomplishments by viewing player profiles on the website.
The Team Captain and his fellow award recipients will be invited to New Orleans to take part in a special youth football clinic leading up to the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl.
This summer, the program received 117 nominations from colleges and universities hailing from 35 states. From the nominations, a prestigious voting panel comprised of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team members and college football media selected two 11-member teams - one featuring players competing in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and the other a combined team representing the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA.
"As fans of college football, Allstate takes great pride in partnering with the AFCA to recognize these dedicated student-athletes for their accomplishments off the field," said Kathy Mabe, president of Allstate's West regions and a member of the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team voting panel. "These players have demonstrated the unique ability to balance academics with athletics while donating their limited free time and energy to serve others, and we at Allstate commend them for their commitment to volunteerism."
The following FBS players join Negrete on the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team: Barrett Jones, Sr., OL, Alabama; Philip Lutzenkirchen, Sr., TE, Auburn; Sean Renfree, Sr., QB, Duke; Aaron Murray, Jr., QB, Georgia; Collin Klein, Sr., QB, Kansas State; Mike James, Sr., RB, Miami (Fla.); Patrick Omameh, Sr., OL, Michigan; Rex Burkhead, Sr., RB, Nebraska; Mike Golic Jr., Sr., OL, Notre Dame; Brandon McManus, Sr., P, Temple.