LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall junior Tyler Schubert was named to the 2017 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team®. As one of college football's most prestigious off-the-field honors, the award recognizes a select group of college football players committed to making a difference in their communities. The honor is the third in program history Chris Stepien earned the award in 2005 and Chad Tothero was named to team in 2012. Schubert (Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Mechanicsburg Area) is one of just five Division III players from across the country to be nominated to the team. You can vote to make Schubert the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®Captain by visiting ESPN.com and searching "Good Works" or clicking here.
Twenty-two college football players from across the country -- among all four divisions -- were named to the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®. One of the sport's premier service honors, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® shines a spotlight on the incredible stories of selflessness and community service displayed by these student-athletes, and honors their dedication to volunteerism's and enriching the lives of others.
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Schubert's passion for community service stems from his high school days in nearby Mechanicsburg, Pa., where he was an active fundraiser for patients with Williams Syndrome, Breast Cancer, and Multiple Sclerosis. In college, Schubert has taken on a leadership role as the Chair of the Student-Athlete Leadership Council's Community Service Chapter, through which he organizes service initiatives for fellow student-athletes.
His community service excellence extended abroad in May 2017 when he traveled to San Pedro, Belize for a medical mission trip. While there, he helped set up medical clinics, collected medical data and organized educational campaigns to inform locals about HIV/AIDs, malaria, sexual violence and substance abuse.
His commitment to academics led to Schubert being awarded the Rouse Scholarship last year. The scholarship recognizes two outstanding sophomores who have demonstrated strong academic and leadership skills.
Earlier this season, athletic communication directors from Divison I, Division II, Division III and NAIA schools across the country submited nominations of players they felt best embodied the spirit of the Good Works Team® award, one of the most coveted off-the-field honors in college football. An esteemed voting panel consisting of former Good Works Team® members – including two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner and 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® member Tim Tebow – and prominent college football media members narrowed down the nominees to the final roster.
Schubert and all the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members will be invited to New Orleans to participate in a special community service project ahead of the 2018 Allstate® Sugar Bowl®, where the entire team will also be recognized on the field at halftime.