Fans cast more than 25,000 votes for the unanimous First Team All-American Running Back
First Team All-American and star running back at the University of Michigan, Blake Corum, adds another prestigious title to his collection as he is named this year’s honorary captain for the 2023 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.
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Blake Corum at his annual “Giving Back 2 Give Thanks” turkey drive, which has become an annual tradition in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. (Photo: Business Wire)
“It’s an honor to be the captain for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team,” Corum said. “My passion for giving back is genuine and driven by purpose. I don’t seek recognition, but it’s heartening to see the impact my efforts have on my community, fans and partners like Allstate.”
Since 2021, Corum’s “Giving Back 2 Give Thanks” turkey drive has become an annual tradition in the Ann Arbor area. Using funds from his name, image and likeness opportunities, he provides turkeys and Thanksgiving essentials to families in underserved communities in Ypsilanti, Michigan. In addition to the turkey drive, Corum actively volunteers at the Community, Leadership, and Revolution Academy, supporting young children in their aspirations through sports nutrition, reading, and writing.
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team acknowledges college football athletes across divisions for outstanding community service. Since the roster announcement in September, fans have actively voted for their honorary captain based on impactful community efforts on ESPN.com/Allstate.
“Blake is a solid example of compassion and an ardent advocate for community involvement,” said Troy Hawkes, executive vice president and general manager of sales at Allstate. “His unwavering commitment has made a positive impact, and we anticipate it will continue to do so.”
Corum will be recognized at The Home Depot College Football Awards Dec. 8 on ESPN, and at the Allstate Sugar Bowl® on Jan. 1. Learn more about him and the commendable efforts of the 2023 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team at ESPN.com/Allstate.
About the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team was established in 1992 by the College Football Association, recognizing the extra efforts made by college football players and student support staff off the field. The AFCA became the governing body of the award in 1997 and continues to honor college football players who go the extra mile for those in need. Allstate worked to present the award starting with the 2008 season. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) leads all conferences with 84 selections to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team since it began in 1992. The SEC is followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference with 55 selections and the Big 12 Conference and Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, both with 41 selections. Georgia is in first place with 23 honorees to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The Bulldogs are followed by Kentucky and Bethel (Minn.) with 17 honorees. Super Bowl XLII, XLVI and XLI champion quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning were members of the 2002 and 1997 Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams, respectively.
About the AFCA
The AFCA was founded in 1922 and currently has more than 11,000 members around the world ranging from the high school level to the professional ranks. According to its constitution, the AFCA was formed, in part, to “maintain the highest possible standards in football and in the coaching profession” and to “provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football.”
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