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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Six named to Allstate Good Works Team

By Edward Aschoff

The preseason SEC accolades just keep coming.

On Tuesday, six SEC players were nominated for the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for their distinguished community service contributions. There were a record 132 nominees this year.

According to the award's website, it "recognizes the selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service made by college football athletes."

This year marks the program’s 20th year honoring players who stand out for their “good works” in the community.

Here are the SEC nominees:
The off-the-field work includes White volunteering at an organization that saves dogs from euthanasia and puts them up for adoption, Lewellen befriending a 3-year-old cancer patient in Lexington, Ky., and visiting him frequently, and Jones reading to students at local elementary schools.

Demps earned his nomination by visiting sick children at a local hospital, while Miles served food to needy children over Thanksgiving and Bell played baseball with handicapped youths and adults in Opelika, Ala.