Dan AlexanderAlexander Named to AFCA Good Works Team
Waco, Texas --University of Nebraska I-back Dan Alexander was selected as one of 11 members of the 1999 American Foootball Coaches Association Good Works Team for Division I-A. The team honors those athletes who show exceptional dedication to community service and to the betterment of the communities in which they live.

Alexander was named to the 1997 and 1998 Brook Berringer Citizenship Teams for his involvement in the community. He has been a volunteer at the Peoples City Mission, the Food Distribution Center, St. Elizabeth’s Burn Unit and for the Make a Wish Foundation.In 1998, he was a Husker Ambassador for the athletic department and the keynote speaker for the North Platte “School is Cool” Jam. Currently, he is in his second year as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and is also member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The two 11-man teams, NCAA Division I-A and a combined team from NCAA Divisions I-AA, II, III, and the NAIA, honor players for their dedication and commitment to community service. From 1992-1996, the Good Works Team was selected by the College Football Association. When the CFA disbanded in 1997, the AFCA took over the award. The individuals who make-up these teams have astrong appreciation for community involvement and service.

“We think that it is a prestigious honor for Dan,” Solich said. “He has always been willing to share his time with others and is a great example for youth.”

"Dan is very deserving of this honor," Zimmer said "From his recruitment to the present, he has demonstrated sincerity and genuineness in regards to helping others."

Alexander becomes the fourth Husker to earn this honor, joining Troy Branch (1992-1993), Donta Jones (1994) and Jared Tomich (1996).

Nominations were submitted to the AFCA by college sports information departments. Nominees had to be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or other community service activities. Candidates had to display sincere concern and reliability, while also having made a favorable impression on the organizations with which they were involved. Athletic ability was not a criteria.

1999 AFCA Good Works Teams
Division I-A

Player

Cl.

Pos.

School

Coach

Hometown (High School)

Dan Alexander

Jr.

RB

Nebraska

Frank Solich

Wentzville, Mo. (Wentzville)

Corey Atkins

Sr.

LB

South Carolina

Lou Holtz

Greenville, S.C. (Southside)

Robert Carswell

Jr.

DB

Clemson

Tommy Bowden

Lithonia, Ga. (Stone Mountain)

Wes Counts

So.

QB

Middle Tenn. St.

Andy McCollum

Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland)

Casey Crawford

Sr.

TE

Virginia

George Welsh

Falls Church, Va. (Bishop O’Connell)

Haven Fields

Sr.

LB

Auburn

Tommy Tuberville

Miami, Fla. (Palmetto)

Curtis Fuller

Jr.

DB

Texas Christian

Dennis Franchione

Ft. Worth, Texas (Christian)

Seth Hanson

Jr.

PK

Kentucky

Hal Mumme

Dallas, Tex. (Lake Highlands)

Grant Irons

Jr.

DL

Notre Dame

Bob Davie

The Woodlands, Tex.
(The Woodlands)

Bill Marsau

Sr.

OL

Iowa St.

Dan McCarney

Hudson, Iowa (Hudson)

Dulymus McAllister

Jr.

RB

Mississippi

David Cutcliffe

Morton, Miss. (Morton)

Division I-A Good Works Team Bios
Dan Alexander, RB, Senior, University of Nebraska: Regularly visits Bryan LGH East and West hospitals ... Volunteers for the Peoples City Mission to distribute Thanksgiving meals to those in need at a local shelter ... Coordinates tours of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium to work with Dads of Kids with Disabilities and encourages fathers to take a more active part in their children’s lives ... Featured speaker at the North Platte “School is Cool” Jam ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Corey Atkins, LB, Senior, University of South Carolina: Volunteers time at Epworth Children’s Home of Colombia ... Regularly visits patients at Palmetto Richland Cancer Center ... Active member in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Athletes in Action ... Coordinated the Athletes in Action Inner City Sports Challenge ... Plays an active part in team projects such as building houses with Habitat for Humanity, roadside clean-up, and car washes for South Carolina’s destroyed churches fund.

Robert Carswell, DB, Junior, Clemson University: Participates in Leadership in Football and Education, a group of Clemson football players that mentor, spend recreational time, and deliver lunches to underprivileged children ... Speaks at local churches and schools for an academic enrichment program ... Active member of the Clemson Athletics Outreach Program ...Received the Atlantic Coast Conference Top Six Award given to six student-athletes from each ACC institution for helping others and volunteering time in their community.

Wes Counts, QB, Sophomore, Middle Tennessee State University: Event coordinator for Rutherford County Special Olympics ... Reads to children at Smyrna Middle School and speaks to them on the importance of a good education ... Volunteer instructor for youth football camps ... Works with Central Middle School Pride program and builds students self-esteem and involvement in their school and community ... Assists with TSSAA Boys and Girls High School Basketball State Tournament.

Casey Crawford, TE, Senior, University of Virginia: Coordinated ticket distribution and publicity for Shoot-Out for Cancer ... Meets weekly at Charlottesville High School to mentor students ... Active Charlottesville Elementary School Big Brother that visits students and tutors them in math and reading ... Organizes teammates in helping senior citizens play board games ... Keynote speaker at Boy Scout Arrow of Light Awards Ceremony.

Haven Fields, LB, Senior, Auburn: Speaks to students at area elementary schools about the importance of education and the dangers of drugs and alcohol ... Volunteer at the Cultural Enrichment and Education Program, talks to high school students about important topics in their lives ... Camp counselor of a youth retreats in Alabama ... Speaker at Auburn University’s Freshman Orientation Program ... Group discussion leader for Boykin Community Center’s Stop the Violence Program.

Curtis Fuller, DB, Junior, Texas Christian University: Active mentor of elementary children ... Intern for Senior Group at Richland Hills Church of Christ ... Leader of a Mission Group that takes 105 children into Mexico to build homes ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes President ... Honored with the NCAA Sportsmanship Outstanding Sports Person of the Year Award.

Seth Hanson, K, Junior, University of Kentucky: Active member in the “Cats That Care” service program ...Frequent visitor to Shriner Children’s Hospital ...Participated in the Dr. Seuss 95th Annual Read Across Lexington program ... guest speaker at more than 20 schools around Kentucky ...President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ..Speaks at many churches and youth groups expressing the role of faith in his life ...Active participant in Kentucky’s mentor program for local elementary school children.

Grant Irons, DL, Junior, University of Notre Dame: Member of the Notre Dame Student-Advisory Council Executive Council ...Active in the SAAC, a group of student-athletes that provide guidance to the athletic department ...Community speaker for Notre Dame Athletes Against Drugs ... Involved in Captains’ Council Christmas Party with children from Memorial Hospital Pediatric Oncology Unit ... Volunteers time for community service projects of the Life Skills Department.

Bill Marsau, OL, Senior, Iowa State University: Coordinator for Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity Father’s Weekend ... Helps build houses for needy families in Habitat for Humanity ... member of Citizens on Educated Decisions Team that goes to local high schools and performs plays on making wise decisions ...Volunteers on Odyssey 2000 Project to raise money for students excelling in academics ...Participates in the Christmas Closet Program that collects items for the elderly.

Dulymus McAllister, RB, Junior, University of Mississippi: Visits children at the Mother Goose Day Care Center in Oxford ... Referee for Special Olympics State Games in Basketball in Decatur ... Mentor at Bramlett Elementary School in Oxford ... Helped build playground for the Oxford community ... Visited children’s hospital in Shreveport during the Independence Bowl ... Football camp counselor at middle and high schools in Jackson.