While the mainstream media likes to jump on and blow up negative press (read: left handed cigarette busts), we here at Spitblood like to focus on the positives. Congratulations to Blaize Foltz for being nominated for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, the most prestigious off-the-field honor in college football.
More often than not, college football players are remembered for their accomplishments on the field and are rarely recognized for their achievements outside of football. Through the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, Allstate and the AFCA recognize the community service contributions of these young men that may otherwise go unnoticed.
From the 117 nominees, two 11-player Good Works Teams will be selected and announced in late September – one for the Football Bowl Subdivision (Div. I-A) and the other for the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and NAIA. In its fifth year as sponsor, Allstate has assembled a prominent selection panel including former Good Works Team members and well respected college football media members.
As a nominee, Foltz boasts an impressive resume of community service accomplishments including:
- Serving as a role model in the Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education (DARE) program
- Representing TCU in the Hope Community Service program
- Actively serving on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and also with Fellowship of Christian Athletes
*I'm proud of Blaize for not succumbing to the fate of nominative determinism in the same way that I am proud of myself for having resisted becoming a bird lover.