For 24 years, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has recognized college football players from across the country who exemplifly a superior commitment to community service and volunteerism.
Since its inception in 1992, the award highlights the “good” taking place off the football field. The select group of student-athletes nominated for this award by their respective colleges and universities are able to balance academics and athletics while remaining committed to helping others and bettering their communities.
Mac Lain was recently honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference as a Top Six Award winner for his community service work. The native of Hope Mills, N.C. earned his undergraduate degree in health science, but still has one more year of eligibility and is slated to be a starting guard on Clemson’s offensive line.
Mac Lain has been very active in community service, holding a schedule of events that has included a reading program at elementary schools, Toys for Tots, visiting hospitals and the state of South Carolina’s “Welcome Home Troops” program.
"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.®
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.