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Jordan Steffy Nominated

Maryland's Jordan's Steffy was nominated for an honor that celebrates off-the-field accomplishments. Here is the press release I received:

Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association recently announced the nomination of 71 student-athletes for the 17th annual Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, for their off-field accomplishments, including the University of Maryland’s Jordan Steffy. At the end of the season two 11-man Good Works teams will be selected.

Steffy, majoring in kinesiology sciences with a 3.0 GPA, is a senior and is scheduled to graduate in May. He is being honored for setting up his own foundation, the Children Deserve A Chance Foundation. The foundation rose over $20,000 last year for epilepsy research and the creation of the New Image Youth Center in Orlando.

The Leola, Pennsylvania native also participated in the TERP reading program where student-athletes visit local elementary schools. His involvement led to his role as graduation speaker at Ellicott Mills Middle School.

Allstate has teamed with the AFCA to honor the college football players whose involvement with charitable organizations and community service contributions stands out among the more than 50,000 student-athletes participating in the sport at all four-year collegiate institutions. From among the 71 nominations submitted by sports information directors on behalf of their teams, a special selection committee assembled by the AFCA and Allstate will select two 11-player Good Works Teams – one composed of players competing in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (I-A) and a combined team representing players competing in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (I-AA), Divisions II, III and the NAIA.

“Allstate is proud to partner with the AFCA and acknowledge the outstanding commitment to community so many student-athletes are demonstrating off the football field,” said Lisa Cochrane, vice president of marketing for Allstate. “As a sponsor of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, Allstate continues its commitment to college football by honoring the volunteer efforts of college football players at all levels.”

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 23, 2008; 7:12 AM ET
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That seals the deal. No matter how well Turner plays when Steffy is ready to play he's my quarterback. Smashmouf footbawl!
-Joe Gibbs

Posted by: Lee | September 23, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Pretty sure that bio info is outdated (maybe they collected it during the spring). I'm virtually certain that Steffy already graduated and is taking graduate courses.

Posted by: Kid Bro Sweetz | September 23, 2008 8:52 AM | Report abuse


Clemson -- 48
Maryland -- 17

Maryland will finish with a 4-8 record (good for last place in the ACC - even behind Duke).

I am happy that Maryland is no longer recruiting Tavon Austin.

Jelani Jenkins, Travis Hawkins and Isaac Holmes will be signing with the University of Florida.

Posted by: Gary | September 23, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I agree with spammer Gary. Maryland will be lucky to win one more game this season. The Hokies will destroy the Terrapins at Lane Stadium in November. Maryland football is a sinking ship.

Posted by: BenColemanisBig | September 23, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

"The foundation ROSE over $20,000..."?

"Rose" is the past tense of "rise" and you don't "rise money". The word you're looking for is "raised".

Your disappointed English teacher

Posted by: Nick | September 23, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

You guys are mean. Maybe Steffy isn't the best quarterback on the team, but he's a good kid. You can't argue that. I think this is pretty cool.

Posted by: ICBomber | September 24, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

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