Georgia Linebacker Honored for Commitment to Community Service
University of Georgia student-athlete Nakobe Dean receives the honor of captain of the 30th annual Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®. Dean is one of 22 players selected for the 2021 team. All were chosen for their remarkable commitment to community service. Fans voted for the honorary captain on ESPN.com.
Dean earned the honor because of his service efforts with Dawgs for Pups, a program that directly supports the youth community in Athens County. The program has raised more than $200,000, helping secure 27,000 pounds of food donations and clothing for local children. Dean helped launch the Dawgs for Pups program.
Allstate is working to recognize college football athletes across all divisions, and the non-profits they serve. As part of Allstate’s Name, Image and Likeness deal, Dean is able to make a donation to The Hope Center: Community Center of North Mississippi.
In a released statement from Allstate, Georgia Bulldog coach Kirby Smart says “Nakobe is an exceptional example of what it means to be a well-rounded student-athlete who makes time to give back. It is an outstanding honor to be named captain of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and I believe that there could be no better person named to fill that spot than Nakobe.”
Nakobe Dean is a junior inside linebacker from Horn Lake, Mississippi. He is the 2021 Butkus Award winner.