Coach Mike Norvell: “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor”
Northbrook, Ill., December 5, 2022 – Florida State University graduate offensive lineman Dylan Gibbons This year he is the captain of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®. Gibbons was selected from among 22 players for his remarkable commitment to community service.
“The only thing more impressive than Dylan’s toughness on the pitch is his philanthropy off it,” he said. Mike Norwell, Florida State’s head coach. “He’s a smart, thoughtful leader, and he made a huge difference at Florida State Seminole. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor than Dillon,” he said.
When name, image and likeness (NIL) contracts for college athletes were legalized, Gibbons started the nonprofit Big Man, Big Heart to encourage other athletes to direct their NIL earnings to charitable opportunities. The St. Petersburg, Fla., native and graduate of Clearwater Central Catholic has raised nearly $500,000 since the organization’s inception, helping financial experiences and medical expenses for children with leukemia, Down syndrome and a rare disease called VACTRL.
A member of the 2021 ACC All-Academic Team, Gibbons organized a Shop with Player event through the Tallahassee Boys & Girls Club, participated in the GoFundMe College Foundation Challenge and planned a Kid to Fish event with Florida Fish and Wildlife. Defense Commission.
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team recognizes college football athletes — across all divisions — and the nonprofit organizations they serve. Since the list was announced in September, fans have been voting for their honorary captain on ESPN.com/Allstate.
“Dillon Gibbons is the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team: Selflessness, Compassion and Community,” he said. Troy Hawks, executive vice president and general manager of sales at Allstate. “His work has already changed the lives of many, and we can’t wait to see the impact he will have in the future.”
Gibbons will be recognized Dec. 8 at The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN and the Allstate Sugar Bowl.® On December 31. Learn more about his and the other 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works team’s commendable efforts. ESPN.com/Allstate.
About the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team was established by the College Football Association in 1992 to recognize the extra efforts made by college football players and student support staff off the field. The AFCA became the award’s governing body in 1997 and continues to honor college football players who go the extra mile for those in need. Allstate has been working on the award since the 2008 season.
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) leads all conferences with 82 selections to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team in 1992. The SEC is followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference with 52 selections and the Big 12 Conference and Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, both. 39 choices. Georgia leads the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team with 22 honorees. The Bulldogs are followed by Kentucky with 17 honorees. Super Bowl XLII, XLVI and XLI champion quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning were members of the 2002 and 1997 Allstate AFCA Good Works teams, respectively.
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