Four Big Ten players on Good Works Team

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.