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Hoggard alum, UNC guard Cooper nominated for national award


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Hoggard High School graduate and current University of North Carolina offensive guard, Jonathan Cooper, is a nominee for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

Through the Good Works Team, Allstate and the AFCA recognize the community service contributions of college football players.

Cooper's resume of community service accomplishments includes:

-Teaching golf lessons to underprivileged youth
-Actively participating in the Share Your Holiday campaign by donating money and shopping for gifts to deliver to local families in need
-Building a home with Habitat for Humanity

From the 117 nominees, a selection panel will select two 11-player Good Works Teams that will be announced in late September – one for the Football Bowl Subdivision (Div. I-A) and the other for the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and NAIA.

Past members of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® include Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli Manning, ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

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