Sept. 18, 2002
Seattle - Washington senior linebacker Anthony Kelley is one of 11 Division I Players named to the 2002 American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. It marks the first time in the 11-year history of the program that a Husky player has been selected.
The AFCA's Good Works team honors players for their dedication and commitment to community service. From 1992-1996, the Good Works Team was selected by the College Football Association. When the CFA disbanded in 1997, the AFCA began selecting the teams.
Kelley, who entered Washington as an academic partial qualifier, has received numerous honors on the Washington campus for his involvement with community issues. He has volunteered with teammates at Seattle-area soup kitchens during the Christmas holidays, been a visitor to Seattle's Children's hospital and helped raise more than $25,000 to bring a dance troupe of South African schoolgirls to Seattle for a summer tour and cultural exchange.
Kelley has been the recipient of a Mary Gates Scholarship at Washington and was named the winner of the University's Carlson Leadership Award last year. Kelley was selected as the student speaker for academic convocation honoring Archbishop Desmond Mpilo TuTu. He completed his undergraduate degree last year and was awarded a fifth year of eligibility for the 2002 season.
"With all the time demands on today's student-athlete, it really speaks to the dedication these young men have to their communities that they spend their free time helping so many outstanding organizations and causes," says AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff. "They don't do community service for recognition, but the AFCA is proud to honor them with a position on our Good Works Team."
Nominations for the Good Works team are submitted to the AFCA by college sports information directors. Nominees have to be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or involved in other community service activities. Candidates have to display sincere concern and reliability, while also having made a favorable impression on the organizations with which they are involved. Athletic ability is not a criteria.
2002 AFCA Good Works Teams
Name Cl. Pos. School Hometown
Lane Danielsen Jr. WR Iowa State Dike, Iowa
Antonio Hall Jr. OL Kentucky Canton, Ohio
Troy Hassebroek Sr. RB Nebraska Lincoln, Neb.
Jason Johnson Sr. QB Arizona Puyallup, Wash.
Anthony Kelley Sr. LB Washington Altadena, Calif.
John Leonard Sr. QB Cincinnati Huntington Beach, Calif.
James MacPherson Sr. QB Wake Forest Tucson, Ariz.
Eli Manning Jr. QB Mississippi New Orleans, La.
Brian Rimpf Jr. OL East Carolina Raleigh, N.C.)
Tony Terrell Sr. OL UNLV Lawndale, Calif.
P.J. Winston Sr. WR New Mexico State Commerce, Texas
Player Bios for Division I-A Good Works Team
Lane Danielsen, WR, Junior, Iowa State: Has volunteered more than 65 hours of community service to at least nine Ames area charities in his three years with the Cyclones ... he has visited the children's cancer ward at the Mary Greeley Medical Center and made visits to schools on behalf of the DARE program ... has also volunteered his time to local Boy Scouts troops and the Ames Boys and Girls Club ... participated in a ride-along program with the Ames PD and the Shop-with-a-Cop program that benefits needy families around the holidays.
Antonio Hall, OL, Junior, Kentucky: Has spoken at schools and churches ... participated in Cat Tales reading program at area schools and is a frequent visitor to the UK Children's Hospital ... this past summer, he created and implemented the Complete College Experience, a program that gives middle-school aged students a chance to experience college life before they undergo the peer pressure and rigorous demands of high school.
Troy Hassebroek, RB, Senior, Nebraska: Currently the vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board at Nebraska after serving as a representative last year ... is a representative of the Nebraska Football Unity Council ... has volunteered for Meals on Wheels ... participates in Team Spirit hospital visitations ... created and implemented Trick or Treat Street "Halloween Fun Night" a program which each of Nebraska's 23 teams hosted a fun booth/ game booth and interacted with at-risk youth from the community.
Jason Johnson, QB, Senior, Arizona: An active leader in Peer Athletic Leaders, a group that helps University of Arizona freshmen adjust to college ... helped organize Freshman A-Lympics, a night program of activities designed to help freshmen meet other freshmen and feel a part of the campus community ... participated in the "Adopt a Family" Thanksgiving Food Drive for the past three years ... served as a celebrity waiter at the American Cancer Society Dinner for the last two years ... participated in the "Race for a Cure" Cancer Walk.
Anthony Kelley, LB, Senior, Washington: Has been a frequent visitor to Seattle's Children's Hospital as a volunteer in the Huskies, community service program ... has served as a volunteer worker at Seattle-area soup kitchens during the Christmas holidays as a volunteer on the food line ... helped raise more than $25,000 to bring a dance troupe of 12 South African schoolgirls to Seattle for a summer tour and cultural exchange ... selected to speak at an academic convocation honoring Archbishop Desmond Mpilo TuTu.
John Leonard, Senior, QB, Cincinnati: Last year, he served as vice president of CPAWS (Committee to Promote Athlete Welfare and Success), the community service branch of the Bearcats Student Athlete Advisory Committee ... was the chairperson for Make a Difference Day, a day which athletic teams went to four inner city schools for a day to read to students ... has served dinners at the Drop Inn Center, a homeless shelter, and the Ronald McDonald House ... he also instituted the Adopt a Family for Christmas program.
James MacPherson, QB, Senior, Wake Forest: He participates in the Athletes Care Team (ACT) ... volunteered to be the student- athlete member of the Santa's Helpers Executive Board and asked to have a major responsibility in recruiting volunteers ... this past December the Santa's Helpers wrapped 2000 new gifts and Deacon student-athletes dressed as Santa Claus and delivered presents to almost 900 children ... MacPherson recruited more than 80 student-athletes, the most in the history of the program, and they delivered the presents in one day.
Eli Manning, QB, Junior, Mississippi: He is heavily involved in Ole Miss, CHAMPS Life Skills program ... is the president of the University of Mississippi Chapter of the Best Buddies Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment ... participated at the Christians With Cancer Camp at Camp Hopewell, visits patients at North Mississippi Regional Center and visits local senior citizens at extended care centers in Oxford
Brian Rimpf, OL, Junior, East Carolina: He decided to donate nine hours of his time during the week to community service ... spends a good part of his time working with the Young Life program, a mission community committed to reaching adolescent youth ... also donates his time working Sportsworks Ministries ... is a frequent speaker to church youth groups and Boys & Girls Clubs ... also volunteers his time to a local juvenile detention center and the Cerebral Palsy Telethon.
Tony Terrell, OL, Senior, UNLV: He volunteered to be part of Project: Lady Rebels, a local campaign to raise awareness and game attendance for UNLV's women's basketball program ... also volunteered to be a spokesman for a new line of UNLV athletics merchandise, the sales of which benefit the summer school tuition program for all Rebel student-athletes. As a member of Rebels for a Cause, has participated in the Boys & Girls Club Day on campus, Career Day and Rebel Football Plays Santa.
P.J. Winston, WR, Senior, New Mexico State: He is involved with the NMSU New Student-Athlete Orientation Peer Educator ... worked with Developing Futures, a program in which NMSU football players met with fourth and fifth graders at a local elementary school who have already established criminal records ... together they did landscape work around the school and spent time just talking to the kids, sharing personal experiences about how and why they became student-athletes.