U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. – Air Force senior fullback Broam Hart is one of a record 182 nominees from across the country nominated for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. The nominees represent the sport’s finest in the areas of volunteerism and leadership among their peers.
For 23 years the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has served as one of the most coveted and prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. The award recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport.
Hart has been active in his local and hometown communities, serving as a preacher at West Mansfield Church in his hometown of Alvarado, Texas. He’s also served locally as a Sunday school teacher in Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak Church. Hart has been a volunteer locally at the Marion House in Colorado Springs serving meals to the homeless and helped with cleanups efforts this summer at the Waldo Canyon burn site. He has also been active at local schools reading to classes and serving as a speaker at career day.
In addition to his community efforts, Hart has been active at the Academy helping to film the Cadet-Athletes Against Sexual Violence (CAASV) video. He is a member of the Air Force football leadership council and was instrumental in leading the football team as it participated in an accelerated training program against sexual violence.
Hart was second on the team in rushing last season with 469 yards and tied for the team lead in rushing touchdowns with six. He recorded his first-career 100-yard rushing game in the season opener with 101 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead Air Force past Colgate, 38-13.
Since its establishment in 1992, the award has existed to pay tribute to the "good" in college football that extends beyond the wins and the losses. While balancing academics and athletics, this select group of student-athletes nominated by their respective colleges and universities has committed their limited free time to having a lasting impact on their communities.
Comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA, the final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September. From the nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, a special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members and prominent college football media members will select the 2014 Good Works Team.®
The 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® voting panel includes: former Good Works Team® members Zaid Abdul-Aleem (Duke, 1994 team), Matt Stinchcomb (Georgia, 1997, 1998 teams), Brian Brenberg (St. Thomas, 2001 team), Mike Proman (Amherst, 2002 team); media members Lou Holtz (ESPN), Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN), Bruce Feldman (Fox Sports), Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star); current AFCA President and Ithaca College head coach Mike Welch; 1987 AFCA President and former head coach at Brigham Young University LaVell Edwards; and Jim Haskins, president of Allstate’s West Territory.
Once the final team members are announced in September, fans are encouraged to visit the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® website on ESPN.com, featuring profiles and images of the players, for the opportunity to vote for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Captain.
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 or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.