Sept. 21, 2010
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2010 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Release (PDF Format)
EVANSTON, Ill. -- For the fifth-consecutive year, Northwestern has had a football student-athlete named to the 11-member Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team®.
Senior defensive lineman Corbin Bryant (Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park), who graduated in June with a bachelor's degree in learning and organizational change along with a minor in business institutions, is the latest Wildcat to earn a place on the team. Bryant currently is pursuing postgraduate studies.
Bryant's spot on the Good Works Team® is especially impressive considering there were 112 nominees for the award this year, the most in its 19-year history.
"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."
A 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.
Northwestern's coaching staff has honored Bryant with the program's Randy Walker Wildcat Warrior Award in 2008 and the Bryan Paynter "Ultimate Wildcat" Award in 2009.
"We are very appreciative of Allstate and their support of this great program," said Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald "Having a Wildcat named to this prestigious team in each of the last five years is a testament to the values of our football family. Corbin is continuing that tradition as a leader and a role model to the young men in our program."
Bryant joins Andrew Brewer (2009), Eric Peterman (2008), Adam Kadela (2007) and Joel Howells (2006) as Wildcats named to the squad. As part of the honor, Bryant is invited to attend the Allstate Sugar Bowl for a ceremony and associated service projects in the New Orleans area.
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