Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein has been named to the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, announced by Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association.
Klein is one of 22 student-athletes recognized for making a difference in their communities through volunteerism and community service. 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 good academic standing.
Klein has been heavily involved in volunteerism in the Manhattan community since his arrival in 2008. A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Klein has regularly visited local retirement centers, been active in Read to Achieve in which he has helped out at elementary schools, has taken part in Adopt-a-Family during the holiday season and has been a regular volunteer for the Special Olympics Sports Clinic at K-State.
From the nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, a special voting panel consisting of former Good Works Team members and prominent college football media members select two 11-player Good Works Teams - one comprising of players from the FBS and another representing players from the FCS, Divisions II, III and the NAIA.
Fans will have the opportunity to vote for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Captain by visiting ESPN.com and searching "Good Works." Fans can learn more about this year's team members and their charitable accomplishments by viewing player profiles on the website. The Team Captain and his fellow award recipients will be invited to New Orleans to take part in a special youth football clinic leading up to the 2013 Allstate® Sugar Bowl®.