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.

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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.