BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 29, 2022)-----Two Southeastern Conference football student-athletes will be recognized at the Allstate Sugar Bowl as members of the 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Auburn's Anders Carlson and Georgia's Kearis Jackson will be recognized during the game, and Kentucky's Mark Stoops will be recognized as the honorary head coach.
Carlson and Jackson were named to the 11-man FBS team and Stoops was named the honorary head coach earlier this year.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl between Alabama and Kansas State is slated to begin at 11 a.m. CT. Jackson will play in the College Football Playoff at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Saturday night, while Stoops will lead his team in the Music City Bowl on Saturday afternoon.
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.
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team is selected by a voting panel of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team members and journalists. After the final team members are announced, fans can cast their vote for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team captain through the official page on ESPN.com.
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. Allstate is pledging $1 million to honor the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, as well as their non-profits of choice, for their remarkable commitment to community service.
The SEC leads all conferences with 82 selections to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team since it began in 1992.
2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)
Anders Carlson, Auburn
Kearis Jackson, Georgia
Caleb Williams, Southern California
Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III, and NAIA
Austin Brenner, Ashland University
Jailen Branch, Bentley University
Matthew Feldick, Bethel University (Minn.)
Max Jones, Harvard 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's University (Minn.)
Caleb High, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Matt Lilja, University of Mount Union
Honorary Head Coach
Mark Stoops, Kentucky