UGA senior wide receiver Chris Conley has been named to the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced today.
Below is more info from the release and video of the presentation via UGASports.com. Congrats Chris!
This prestigious college football award pays tribute to a select group of student-athletes who have worked to positively impact the lives of others. The 22 players honored with this distinct recognition have not only dedicated their time to succeeding on the field, but have made a commitment to enriching the lives of others while contributing to the greater good of their communities.
For more than two decades the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has been one of the most esteemed awards in college sports. This summer, the program received a record 182 nominations from colleges and universities across the country. A voting panel comprised of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members and college football media reviewed the nominees in an effort to select 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA to comprise the 22-player team.
“Allstate takes an immense amount of pride in working with the AFCA to recognize these student-athletes for their good works that have made a positive impact on communities across the country and, in some cases, across the world,” said Jim Haskins, president of Allstate’s West Territory and a member of the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® voting panel. “Allstate is a proud supporter of NCAA football and it is an honor to award these young men for inspiring us all with their character and work ethic both on and off the field.”
From the UGA release:
Conley is one of four players from the Southeastern Conference who was included for the award. For 23 years the award, which is administered by the American Football Coaches Association, has recognized a select group of college football players committed to making a difference in their communities.
Georgia leads the nation in Allstate AFCA Good Works team honorees with 15 since the award’s inception in 1992. The Bulldogs’ previous Good Works Team honorees are Alec Millen in 1992, Travis Jones in 1993, Brian Smith in 1995, Matt Stinchcomb in 1997 and 1998, Brett Millican in 2000, Jon Stinchcomb in 2001, David Greene in 2003, D.J. Shockley in 2005, Quentin Moses in 2006, Kelin Johnson in 2007, Jeff Owens in 2009, Aron White in 2011 and Aaron Murray in 2012.
There were also 11 players selected from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Divisions II, III and the NAIA to comprise the 22-player team.
Conley has eight catches this season for 121 yards through three games. The 6-foot-3 Conley has 89 receptions in his career for 1,402 yards and 12 touchdowns.