Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Four Big Ten players have been named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes players for their off-field accomplishments. The Big Ten has more players on the 11-man FBS team than any other conference.
Here are the Big Ten representatives:
Indiana defensive end Jammie Kirlew
Michigan punter Zoltan Mesko
Northwestern wide receiver Andrew Brewer
Wisconsin safety Chris Maragos
According to a news release, representatives "must be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or community service while maintaining good academic standing. Candidates must also display sincere concern and reliability, while also having made a favorable impression on the organizations with which they are involved. Neither athletic ability nor on-the-field achievements are among the selection criteria."
Mesko is Michigan's first representative since the Good Works Team started in 1992.