July 16, 2014
By Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com -
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan senior Deon Butler has been nominated for the 2014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.
Butler, a tight end from Detroit, is one of 182 college football players from across the nation so selected for their charitable involvement, community service contributions, volunteerism and leadership among their peers.
The final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September.
Butler, a tight end, has been involved in several charitable volunteer efforts during his time at Central Michigan, including the PEAK Program, in which he mentors elementary-school students and aids with homework as well as enrichment activities from arts to sports.
Butler has also volunteered at the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen, the Red Cross Food Pantry, the Special Olympics of Michigan, and at assisted-living homes.
The Good Works Team, established in 1992, is intended to pay tribute to the “good” in college football that extends beyond the wins and the losses.