Stowe Nominated for 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
UTICA, NY – Utica College senior running back Malcolm Stowe (Coram, NY/Longwood) was named one of 169 nominees from across the country for the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team on Tuesday. The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has been one of the most esteemed honors in college football for more than 25 years. The student-athletes who are nominated for this award not only demonstrate a unique dedication to community service and desire to make a positive impact on the lives around them, but they also show tremendous perseverance as well as the ability to overcome personal struggles and come out victorious against all odds. In addition to his captain duties on the football team at Utica College, Stowe is actively involved in the on-campus organization Brothers On a New Direction (B.O.N.D.). B.O.N.D is an organization that provides leadership, mentorship, and service to the Utica College campus and the Utica community. During the Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2018 he served as the organization's Vice President. As the Vice President of B.O.N.D, Stowe connected the organization with a local teen center in Utica called the Underground Cafe. The Underground Cafe is a teen center where high school students go after school to stay away from gang violence and to provide positive experiences for the teenagers. B.O.N.D. also hosted a charity basketball game to benefit the Underground Café. The game raised over $500 to help purchase new recreational equipment. "Each nominee has an inspiring story to tell – often times about how they have prevailed over hardships and adversity only to turn around and pour their hearts into helping others," said David Prendergast, president of the Eastern Territory at Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2018 voting panel. "It is our privilege at Allstate to come together with the AFCA for the 11th consecutive year to shine a light on these exceptional nominees who set the highest standards of community service and serve as role models for generations to come." A special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members and prominent college football media members will review submissions from sports information directors across the nation to select the 2018 Good Works Team®. Tim Tebow, two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner and 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® member, will once again headline the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® voting panel. "I've seen the value of this team firsthand since I was selected as a member of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team my senior year, and I love seeing the influx of players year after year who truly embody everything this program stands for," said Tebow. "These kids have so much character, strength, and honor. To excel on the field, in the classroom and be a leader in community service - that is the ultimate accomplishment." The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® is comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA and one honorary head coach. To be in consideration by Allstate and the AFCA for a nomination, each player must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing. The final roster of 22 award recipients and honorary head coach will be unveiled in September. After the final team members are announced in September, college football fans can visit the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® official page on ESPN.com to view profiles and images of the players and honorary head coach, and vote for the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Captain. Fans are also encouraged to follow along and join in on the conversation by searching and using #GoodWorksTeam on their social media channels throughout the season. On the football field, Stowe was named the 2015 Offensive Rookie of the Year and he is a two-time team captain. He currently ranks sixth on the College's all-time list with 888 career rushing yards and seventh all-time with 228 career carries.