Dwayne Carter, Duke, selected for AFC Good Business Team

Duke sports infoDuke redshirt junior defensive tackle Dewne Carter He was named to the 2022 Allstate American Football Coach (AFCA) Good Work Team.

Carter is one of 22 student-athletes and one honorary coach nationwide selected for this prestigious team. The shortlist was drawn from 114 candidates. These players were distinguished by their leadership in local communities and a general commitment to giving back.

So far in 2022, Carter has recorded seven tackles, 2.5 saves, 1.5 sacks, one recovery and one forced stumble in three starts. The Pickerington, Ohio native, made 27 appearances during Duke’s tenure, scoring 55 encounters along the defensive line. He’s added 13 career loss tackles and seven sacks.

“The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team is arguably the highest honor in college football because it recognizes a player’s integrity and service off the field rather than on it,” said Allstate Executive Vice President and General Manager Sales and Distribution, Troy Hawkes. “The world of sports is often defined by what happens between the lines. While they are also accomplished as players, these 22 student-athletes are making an enormous difference in their communities. Allstate is proud to honor them as beacons of positive change across the country.”

The class of 2022 could be founding nonprofits, donating Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) profits to those in need, building homes for areas affected by natural disasters, mentoring children or collecting food for the hungry. Whatever the reason, this is a group of college football stars eager to help their communities.

Carter is scheduled to graduate from Duke University in May 2023, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Education. Selected 2021 All-ACC and holder of the Academic All-ACC and CoSIDA Academic All-Region, Carter currently holds a GPA of 3.48. After his playing days are over, Carter plans to pursue a career in education.

Away from the classroom, Carter has been giving back to his local communities for years. He has separated from the membership of the DI Football Student-Athlete Connection Group, which is responsible for providing valuable feedback to an NCAA representative on the various rules and regulations for all Division I football. Carter also spent time with Duke’s First Year ACTION Mentor, mentoring and helping new student-athletes adjust to the college lifestyle as well as the requirements to be a Division I student-athlete. Additionally, Carter volunteered as a junior baseball coach for First Baptist Church.

Since arriving in Duke, Carter has spent time with Durham’s Habitat for Humanity chapter, working to build homes for deserving families in the area. He also made multiple visits to local elementary schools, to help third and fourth graders achieve year-round reading initiative goals. Carter has been a permanent teacher for KIPP Durham College Prep and Durham Public School Ignite helping students move beyond extracurricular community service by participating in structured activities for reflection and analysis.

In addition to his outstanding dedication to young students throughout the Durham region, Carter served on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee at Duke University, organizing various ways to connect Duke sports teams by creating a cohesive and supportive environment among the entire athletic community. He was also responsible for Duke’s United Black Athletes’ social media approach.

Just last spring, Carter was voted by his teammates and coaches as one of three team captains for the second year in a row.

Carter is the thirteenth Duke player to receive this prestigious honor and the ninth in the past ten years Racavius ​​Chambers (2020), Kobe Kwansah (2019), Jonathan Lloyd (2018), Gaby Brander (2017), Devon Edwards (2016), Kilby Brown (2015), Not Tomlinson (2014), Dave Harding (2013), Sean Renfrey (2012), Brian Morgan (2010), Re’quan Boyette (2008) and Zaid Abdul Aleem (1994).

The final 22-member team and honorary coach were selected by a selection panel that includes Allstate AFCA Good Works team members and journalists. In addition to Hawkes and Tim Tebow, the members of the selection committee are: Abdel Alim (Duke, 1994 team); Brian Brenberg (St. Thomas, 2001); West Counts (Central Tennessee, 1999); Mike Broman (Amherst, 2002); Matt Stinchcomb (Georgia, 1997 and 1998); media members Kirk Herbstreet (ESPN), Blair Kerkhove (Kansas City Star) and Paul Meyerberg (USA Today); 2022 AFC President and University of Wyoming coach Craig Poole; and 2001 AFC President and current Virginia Union Athletics Director Joe Taylor.

in ESPN.com/Allstatefans can learn more about players’ accomplishments and vote for the Allstate AFCA Good Works 2022 captaincy once per day until November 22.

Todd Berry, AFC Executive Director, said: “Too often, such stories are overlooked in team athletics. Our sport is defined by character and team mentality first, and the Allstate AFCA Good Works embodies all that is good in football. “. “We encourage fans from around the world to learn more about everything these players are doing for their communities.”

Football Division (FBS)
Anders Carlson Auburn University
Dewne Carter Duke University
Florida State University Dylan Gibbons
Jordan Ferguson University, Central Tennessee
Ryan Helinsky Northwestern University
Patrick Fields Stanford University
Tony Bradford Jr. Texas Tech University
Kerris Jackson University of Georgia
JD Bertrand University of Notre Dame
Deslin Alexander University of Pittsburgh
Caleb Williams University of Southern California

Division Football League, Divisions II, III and NAIA
Austin Brenner University Ashland
Jilin Branch of Bentley University
Matthew Wildeck Bethel University (Minnesota)
Max Jones Harvard University
Alan Gurney Johns Hopkins University
Joan Toivowa University Morningside
James Kazor North Dakota State University
Garrison Dodge Peru State College
Michael Wozniak St. John’s University (Minnesota)
Caleb State University Southeast Oklahoma
Matt Lilja University in Mount Union

Honorary Head Coach
University of Kentucky Mark Stubbs

About the Good Staff at Allstate AFCA®
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team was established in 1992 by the College Football Association, in recognition of the additional efforts of college football players and student support staff off the field. The AFC became the governing body for the award in 1997 and continues to honor college footballers who go the extra mile for those in need. Allstate has served to introduce the award starting in the 2008 season.

The Southeast Conference (SEC) has led all conferences with 82 selections for the Allstate AFCA Good Business Team since its inception in 1992. The SEC is followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference with 52 selections, the Big 12 Conference, and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, both with 39 selections. Georgia holds the top spot with 22 Allstate AFCA Good Works team honorees. The Kentucky Bulldog follows with 17 honors. Super Bowl XLII, XLVI and MLB quarterback Eli and Peyton Manning were members of the Allstate AFCA’s Good Works teams for 2002 and 1997, respectively.