Gallman named nominee for 25th Anniversary Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®
NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Senior offensive lineman Dan Gallman was named as a nominee for the 25th Anniversary of the Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team® which is designed to recognize college football players that have made a commitment to service and enriching the lives of others.
In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and the AFCA, each player must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.
The AFCA will announce a final roster in September and will be featured on ESPN.com giving fans an opportunity to vote for the team's captain. There will be 12 players selected from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, 12 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA and an honorary head coach.
Carson-Newman has seen three players make the make the final 25 as Byron Bell (2011), Kevin Day (2012) and Curt Duncan (2013) did so in consecutive seasons.
The Naples, Fla. native is a two-time College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Academic All-District selection with a 3.80 GPA in finance and a second-team All-South Atlantic Conference selection in 2015.
In addition to his on-field achievements and work in the classroom, Gallman has helped with the Jefferson City Food Bank and reads to kids at Jefferson City Elementary on a monthly basis. He has volunteered each year with Luke 14, a special needs day where he goes to Manley Baptist to assist with activities.
The senior has volunteered at Carson-Newman's yearly day of service, Operation INASMUCH, and the football team's annual day of service. In 2015, he spent a day as a coach for a football camp organized by Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation.
Gallman was second on the team in overall grade and knockdowns in 2015. He has cleared the way for a 1,000-yard rusher in all three of his seasons as a starter for Carson-Newman. The Eagles rushed for 570 yards in the regular season finale – the fifth highest single-game tally in Carson-Newman football history – behind Gallman's blocking. Carson-Newman cracked 60 points three times and 600 yards of total offense three times behind Gallman's road-grading capabilities.
The 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® voting panel includes: former Good Works Team® members Zaid Abdul-Aleem (Duke, 1994 team), Matt Stinchcomb (Georgia, 1997, 1998 teams), Brian Brenberg (St. Thomas, 2001 team), Mike Proman (Amherst, 2002 team), media members Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN) and Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star); current AFCA President and Ashland University head coach Lee Owens; 2001 AFCA President and current athletic director at Virginia Union University Joe Taylor; and Thomas Clarkson, president of the west territory for Allstate Insurance Company.
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