DURHAM- Duke redshirt junior defensive tackle By Wayne Carter was named to the 2022 Allstate American Football Coach Association (AFCA) Good Works® Team.
Carter is one of 22 student-athletes and a national honorary coach selected to this prestigious team. The final list was chosen from 114 nominees. These actors have distinguished themselves through their leadership in local communities and their overall commitment to giving back.
So far in 2022, Carter has recorded seven tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble in three starts. The Pickerington, Ohio native played in 27 games during his tenure at Duke, totaling 55 career tackles along the defensive line. He added 13 career tackles for a loss and seven sacks.
“The Allstate AFCA Good Works team is arguably college football’s highest honor because it recognizes a player’s integrity and service off the field rather than their performance on it,” said Troy Hawkes. , executive vice president and general manager, Allstate Sales and Distribution. “The world of sports is often defined by what happens between the lines. Although they are also accomplished as players, these 22 student-athletes are making a monumental difference in their communities. Allstate is so proud to honor them by as beacons of positive change across the country.”
Class of 2022 could found nonprofits, donate Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) income to those in need, build homes for areas affected by natural disasters, mentor children or collect food for the hungry. Whatever the cause, this is a group of college football stars eager to help their communities.
Carter is expected to graduate from Duke in May 2023, with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in education. A 2021 All-ACC selection and an Academic All-ACC and CoSIDA Academic All-Region recipient, Carter currently holds a 3.48 GPA. After his playing days are over, Carter plans to pursue a career in teaching.
Away from the classroom, Carter has been giving back to her local communities for years. He broke as a member of the DI Football Student-Athlete Connection Group, which is responsible for providing valuable feedback to an NCAA representative on various rules and regulations for all of Division I college football. Carter also spent time with Duke’s freshman ACTION mentorship program, mentoring freshman student-athletes and helping them adjust to the college lifestyle as well as the demands of being a Division I student-athlete. Additionally, Carter volunteers as a little league baseball coach for First Calvary Baptist Church.
Since arriving at Duke, Carter has spent time with the Habitat for Humanity chapter of Durham, working to build homes for deserving families in the area. He also made several visits to local elementary schools, helping third- and fourth-grade students achieve reading initiative goals throughout the year. Carter has been a constant tutor for KIPP Durham College Preparatory School and Durham Public School’s Ignite to help students go beyond extracurricular community service by participating in structured reflective and analytical activities.
In addition to his outstanding dedication to young students in Durham Region, Carter served on Duke’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board, organizing various ways to connect Duke athletic teams by creating a cohesive and supportive environment among all of the sports community. He was also responsible for the social media outreach for Duke’s United Black Athletes organization.
Last spring, Carter was voted by his teammates and coaches as one of three team captains for the second straight year.
Carter is the 13th Duke player to earn the prestigious honor and the ninth in the past 10 years, joining Rooms of Rakavius (2020), Koby Quansah (2019), Johnathan Lloyd (2018), Gabe Brandner (2017), Devon Edwards (2016), Kelby Brown (2015), Laken Tomlinson (2014), David Harding (2013), Sean Renfree (2012), Brian Morgan (2010), Re’quan Boyette (2008) and Zaid Abdul-Aleem (1994).
The final 22-member team and honorary coach were chosen by a selection panel that includes former Allstate AFCA Good Works team members and journalists. In addition to Hawkes and Tim Tebow, the selection panel members are: Abdul-Aleem (Duke, 1994 squad); Brian Brenberg (St. Thomas, 2001); Wes Counts (Middle Tennessee State, 1999); Mike Proman (Amherst, 2002); Matt Stinchcomb (Georgia, 1997 and 1998); media members Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN), Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star) and Paul Myerberg (USA Today); Craig Bohl, 2022 AFCA President and University of Wyoming Head Coach; and President of the AFCA in 2001 and current Athletic Director at Virginia Union University Joe Taylor.
To ESPN.com/Allstatefans can learn about player achievements and vote for the Allstate AFCA Good Works 2022 team captain once daily through November 22.
“So often stories like these are overlooked in college athletics. Our sport is defined by character and a team mentality, and the Allstate AFCA Good Works team personifies all that is good about football” , said AFCA Executive Director Todd Berry. “We encourage fans around the world to learn more about all these players are doing for their communities.”
Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)
Anders Carlson University of Auburn
By Wayne Carter duke university
Dillan Gibbons Florida State University
Jordan Ferguson Middle Tennessee State University
Ryan Hilinski Northwestern University
Patrick FieldsStanford University
Tony Bradford, Jr. Texas Tech University
Kearis Jackson University of Georgia
JD Bertrand Notre Dame University
Deslin Alexander 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.)
Harvard Max Jones 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 University (Minn.)
Caleb High Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Matt Lilja University of Mount Union
Honorary Head Coach
Mark Stoops University of Kentucky
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. The AFCA became the award’s governing body in 1997 and continues to honor college football players who go the extra mile for those in need. Allstate worked to introduce the award beginning with the 2008 season.
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) leads all conferences with 82 selections to the Allstate AFCA Good Works team since its debut in 1992. The SEC is followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference with 52 selections and the Big 12 Conference and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, both with 39 selections. Georgia is in first place with 22 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team winners. The Bulldogs are followed by Kentucky with 17 winners. Super Bowl XLII, XLVI and XLI champion quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning were members of the 2002 and 1997 Allstate AFCA Good Works teams, respectively.