Northwestern defensive lineman Corbin Bryant was today named to the 11-member Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works TeamÂ®. It's the fifth straight year a Northwestern player has been named to this team:â†µâ†µ
"Corbin represents what is right in college football," said Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services and Student Development Betsi Burns. "In addition to already earning his degree and being an Academic All-Big Ten student-athlete, Corbin is actively engaged in making his community a better place as a model of citizenship and a true leader on and off the field. His huge smile is the only match for his extra-large heart and compassion for others."â†µâ†µâ†µ
â†µA member of Northwestern football's leadership council since 2008 and president of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity since 2007, Bryant has used his leadership abilities as a mentor at his alma mater, Chicago's Morgan Park High School, since 2006. He volunteers with Evanston Special Olympics, Children's Memorial Hospital, Misericordia, Special Spectators and Northwestern's Dance Marathon while also finding time to excel in the classroom as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten winner.
Bryant gets a trip to the Sugar Bowl where he and the other players named to this team will be honored in a ceremony, and also do some public service projects in the New Orleans area.