DICKINSON, ND- Dickinson State University Football player, Meyer Bohn, was recently nominated for the 2015 American Football Coaches Association Allstate Good Works Team.
Bohn will enter his senior year as a Blue Hawk in 2015 and attended Century High School in Bismarck, ND. Meyer has letter three times in football for the Blue Hawks and was named NSAA 2nd Team All-Conference in 2014. He is a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Meyer has participated in "Rent-A-Hawk" for the DSU Football team and has volunteered for the DSU Blue Hawk Booster Club as well as the DSU Foundation.
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. Allstate worked to present the award starting with the 2008 season.
In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and the AFCA, each player must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.
Once the final team members are announced in September, fans are encouraged to visit the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® website on ESPN.com, featuring profiles and images of the players, for the opportunity to vote for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Captain.
Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) today announced an all-time high 197 nominees for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, the most esteemed off the field honor in college football. For 24 years, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has recognized college football players from across the country who exemplifies a superior commitment to community service and volunteerism.
"It’s very rewarding to see another record-setting year of nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®,” AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff said. "With Allstate’s help, this has become one of the most prestigious awards in college football, and one of the most important because it highlights some of the best student-athletes in the country who not only excel on the football field, but in their community service as well."
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, the final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September. From the nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, a special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members and prominent college football media members will select the 2015 Good Works Team.®
“We are very excited for Meyer being nominated for this award. He is a great person who is always giving back and willing to help out others. He has a tremendous work ethic on and off the field as well as in the classroom. It is a great accomplishment for him being nominated and we all hope he is chosen to represent himself and Dickinson State University,” said DSU Head Football Coach Pete Stanton.