On Monday, Sept. 19, Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced the final roster for the 31st Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. It recognizes 22 college football student-athletes and an honorary head coach for their tremendous contributions to the community.
North Dakota State University linebacker James Kaczor was one of the 22 student-athletes named to the Good Works Team. The team recognizes 11 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and 11 from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II, Division III, AND NAIA for their outstanding leadership in their local communities and commitment to giving back.
Kaczor is now the ninth Bison to be named to the Good Works Team. He joins tight end Ben Ellefson (2019), quarterback Easton Stick (2018), cornerback Richard Bowman (2009), running back Tyler Roehl (2008), quarterback Steve Walker (2007), running back Kyle Steffes (2006), offensive tackles Tim Popowski (2005), and safety Jared Essler (2004).
Kaczor has participated in activities including packing meals for Feed My Starving Children, supporting low-income families and children utilizing the Charism food pantry, assisting with children’s ministry at River City Church, and serving on the leadership team of Fellowship of Christian Athletes at NDSU.
Two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner and 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Member said, “For 31 years, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has reminded us how to use our position in life, whatever that may be, to lift up those around us.” He continued, “there are so many players across all levels of the game who use their platforms for good, and it is an inspiration to see the variety of ways these young men choose to help make our society better.”
2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team:
Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)
Anders Carlson Auburn University
DeWayne Carter Duke University
Dillan Gibbons Florida State University
Jordan Ferguson Middle Tennessee State University
Ryan Hilinski Northwestern University
Patrick Fields Stanford University
Tony Bradford Jr. Texas Tech University
Kearis Jackson University of Georgia
JD Bertrand University of Notre Dame
Deslin Alexandre University of Pittsburgh
Caleb Williams University of Southern California
Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and NAIA
Austin Brenner Ashland University
Jailen Branch Bentley University
Matthew Feldick Bethel University (Minn.)
Max Jones Harvard University
Alan Gorny Johns Hopkins University
Sione Tuifua Morningside University
James Kaczor North Dakota State University
Garrison Dodge Peru State College
Michael Wozniak Saint John’s University (Minn.)
Caleb High Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Matt Lilja University of Mount Union
Honorary head coach
Mark Stoops University of Kentucky