Eric Weddle is a member of the AFCA Good Works Team
Sept. 13, 2006
WACO, Texas --- University of Utah senior defensive back Eric Weddle has been selected to the 2006 American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team®.
The Southeastern Conference boasts four schools with student-athletes selected to the Good Works Team®, while St. Thomas earned its record ninth-straight selection in the college division. Nebraska fullback Dane Todd became the 11th Husker selected to the Good Works Team, which leads all schools, while Quentin Moses of Georgia became the 10th Bulldog selected. Kyle Steffes became North Dakota State's third selection on the college divisional Team.
The two 11-man teams, a Division I-A team and a combined team from Divisions I-AA, II, III and the NAIA, honor 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.
"It never ceases to amaze me to see the contributions student-athletes make to their communities," AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff said. "Often times, these young men are better known for the good things they do on the field. The AFCA is proud to recognize these student-athletes for the good things they do in their communities."
Criteria: Nominations were submitted to the AFCA by the college sports information departments. 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.
Weddle's Good Works Team Bio:
Eric Weddle, DB, Senior, Utah: Tutors children with learning disabilities at three different elementary schools ... Plays with kids and talks to them about the importance of education and doing things right at Utah Youth Correctional Facility ... Makes visits to Utah Primary Children's Hospital ... Volunteers at the Utah Food Bank ... Reads to children at local recreation center ... Speaks and plays with children at numerous elementary schools, expressing the importance of education.
2006 AFCA Good Works Teams® Division I-A Name Cl. Pos. School Head Coach Hometown William Brown Jr. OL S. Carolina Steve Spurrier Booneville, N.C. Trent Edwards Sr. QB Stanford Walt Harris Los Gatos, Calif. Jacob Gutierrez Jr. RB Oklahoma Bob Stoops San Antonio, Texas Joel Howells Sr. PK Northwestern Pat Fitzgerald Sycamore, Ill. Bob Morton Sr. OL Notre Dame Charlie Weis McKinney, Texas Quentin Moses Sr. DE Georgia Mark Richt Athens, Ga. Tyler Palko Sr. QB Pittsburgh Dave Wannstedt Imperial, Pa. Jacob Tamme Jr. TE Kentucky Rich Brooks Danville, Ky. Dane Todd Sr. FB Nebraska Bill Callahan Lincoln, Neb. Eric Weddle Sr. DB Utah Kyle Whittingham Alta Loma, Calif. James Wilhoit Sr. PK Tennessee Phillip Fulmer Hendersonville, Tenn.