In an environment where athletes are often pointed out for their negative actions, it is always great to hear positive news of an athlete receiving a commendation for their community service. Even when that news is about an athlete who plays for a team that you usually find yourself cheering against.
Christian “Chris” Conley, a Senior WR at UGA from Dallas, GA, was named today by Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) to their 2014 Good Works Team. The award honors student-athletes that have contributed to their communities by investing themselves in the lives of others, despite having the difficult challenges of being a student and playing collegiate football.
The student-athletes were reviewed and chosen to the team by a panel consisting of former Good Works Team members and college football media. Conley was chosen from a total of 182 nominations and was 1 of only 11 FBS players named to the 22-member team. The other 11 members came from the FCS, Divisions II and III, and the NAIA.
Eric Mapoles, a native of Snellville, was also named to the team. He is a Junior LB at Wingate University in Wingate, NC.