James Nominated to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

July 17, 2012

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced Tuesday that University of Miami senior running back Mike James has been named a nominee for the 2012 Allstate 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.

“In my 26 years as a Division I student-athlete, assistant football coach at Boston College, Penn State, Virginia, and Head Coach at Temple University and now at the University of Miami, I have had the opportunity to be around a lot of great people,” said Head Coach Al Golden. “Without a doubt, Michael James is truly one of the most inspirational young men I have ever had the pleasure to be around.”

James has played in every game for the Hurricanes the past three seasons (38) and was named Miami’s 2011 Strength Training Athlete of the Year. The Haines City, Fla., native was second on the team with eight total touchdowns in 2011, and has reached the endzone 13 times in his career.

James is working toward a degree in Sport Administration with a minor in Sociology.

Since coming to Coral Gables in 2009, James has been involved with several community service groups and initiatives, including the Annual University of Miami Marrow Donor Drive, Empowered Youth, The Ronald McDonald House, The Miami Rescue Mission, Rushing the Community and Canes on Patrol.

“This year’s Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® nominees have some of the most impressive community service resumes in the program’s 21-year history,” said Kathy Mabe, president of Allstate’s West regions and a member of the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team voting panel. “These young men continue to raise the bar for the impact that student-athletes can have on others, and are an inspiration to Allstate, our agents and our employees.”

In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and the AFCA, each player must be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or community service while maintaining a strong academic standing.

2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominees – FBS

Student-Athlete School
Brandon Magee Arizona State University

Philip Lutzenkirchen

Auburn University
Ronnie Goble Bowling Green State University
Michael Alisa Brigham Young University
Cody Wilson Central Michigan University
Rashard Hall Clemson University
Sean Renfree Duke University
Dustin Hopkins Florida State University
Adam Replogle Indiana University
Jake Knott Iowa State University
Collin Klein Kansas State University
Barkevious Mingo Louisiana State University
Logan Kilgore Middle Tennessee State University
Jason Schepler Northern Illinois University
Jeff Budzien Northwestern University
Ben Buchanan Ohio State University
Klein Kubiak Rice University
Khaseem Green Rutgers University
Deon Goggins Syracuse University
Brandon McManus Temple University
Blaize Foltz Texas Christian University
Ryan Griffin Tulane University
Barrett Jones University of Alabama
Jake Fischer University of Arizona

Jeff Locke

University of California Los Angeles
Rob Calabrese University of Central Florida
Drew Frey University of Cincinnati
Caleb Sturgis University of Florida
Aaron Murray University of Georgia
Morgan Newton University of Kentucky
Blaine Gautier University of Louisiana-Lafayette
A.J. Francis University of Maryland
Akeem Davis University of Memphis
Mike James University of Miami
Patrick Omameh University of Michigan
Devin Thomas University of Mississippi
T.J. Moe University of Missouri
Rex Burkhead University of Nebraska
Jonathan Cooper University of North Carolina
Mike Golic, Jr. University of Notre Dame
Landry Jones University of Oklahoma
Andrew Taglianetti University of Pittsburgh
Marcus Lattimore University of South Carolina
Danous Estenor University of South Florida
Kyle Negrete University of Southern California
Tyler Bray University of Tennessee
Sean Sellwood University of Utah
Michael Rocco University of Virginia
Shelton Johnson University of Wisconsin
Jake Doughty Utah State University
Terence Davis Wake Forest University
Tye Golden Western Kentucky University