SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 16, 2019) – Rising senior running back Peter Hoff (Shelton, Conn.) of the Western New England University football team is among 137 nominees for the Allstate/American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team, an annual award given to college football players for the impact they make off the field.
Established in 1992, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® continues to be one of the most coveted community service awards in college football. From the 137 nominees, the final roster of 23 award recipients will be announced in September, bringing together 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision;11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA); and one honorary head coach. To be considered for a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, each player must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.
Hoff serves as Western New England's player representative for Team IMPACT, and he is also active in the team's community service efforts with Springfield Revitalize CDC, a program that helps rebuild and refurbish the homes of low-income families in Springfield. Additionally, Hoff and the rest of the football team participate in clinics with Duggan Academy and various blood/bone marrow drives.
On the field, Hoff is a two-time All-CCC selection with 1,375 career rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on 280 carries (4.9 avg.). As a junior last fall, Hoff posted career-bests in rushing yards (729) and touchdowns (eight) as the Golden Bears won their fourth consecutive conference championship.
About the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® was established in 1992 by the College Football Association, recognizing the extra efforts made by college football players and student support staff off the field. AFCA became the governing body of the award in 1997 and continues to honor college football players who go the extra mile for those in need. Allstate worked to present the award starting with the 2008 season.
About the AFCA
The AFCA was founded in 1922 and currently has more than 11,000 members around the world ranging from the high school level to the professional ranks. According to its constitution, the AFCA was formed, in part, to "maintain the highest possible standards in football and in the coaching profession" and to "provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football."