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Cincy Players Nominated to AFCA Good Works Team
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The most prestigious off-the-field honor in college football, Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, announced today that University of Cincinnati defensive tackle Brandon Mitchell (alumnus of Withrow High School), University of Toledo offensive lineman Greg Mancz (alumnus of Anderson High School) and Ohio Dominican quarterback Mark Miller (alumnus of Elder High School) have all just been nominated to the 2014 team.
Mitchell is a criminal justice major. His good works include:
Visiting the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
Speaking to students at local schools
Volunteering at events to benefit Mitchs Mission
Mancz is a finance major and a 2013 nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. His good works include:
Organizing fundraisers to aid a former UT student-athlete suffering from cancer, including selling t-shirts at UT events, coordinating public haircuts for the offensive line to raise funds and convincing head coach Matt Campbell to move a spring football practice off-campus as a fundraiser
Helping to organize UT football teams wheelchair football game vs. the Toledo Crash (a wheelchair football team for the disabled)
Miller is an early childhood education major and past GLIAC Academic Excellence award winner. His good works include:
Reading to children at local elementary schools through the Second & Seven Foundation
Working with veterans at the local VA Hospital
Performing over 100 hours of community service through team activities
College football players are often remembered for their accomplishments on the field and are rarely recognized for their achievements outside the gridiron. Through the Good Works Team, Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) recognize a select group of college football players who have made a commitment to enriching the lives of others while contributing to the greater good of their communities.
From this years record number of 182 nominees, a final roster of 22 award recipients - 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 - will be unveiled in September.
Past members of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team include Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli Manning and Heisman Trophy winners Robert Griffin III and Tim Tebow.