Mufu Taiwo Named A Nominee For Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
By ODU Athletics
NORTHBROOK, Ill. - Old Dominion University football senior Mufu Taiwo has been named a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. A total of 137 players were nominated, ranging from FBS, FCS, Division II, III and NAIA.
Established in 1992, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® continues to be one of the most coveted community service awards in college football. From the 137 nominees, the final roster of 23 award recipients will be announced in September, bringing together 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision;11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA); and one honorary head coach. 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.
A native of Waldorf, Md., Taiwo earned his undergraduate degree in three and a half years in computer science. He played in all 12 games last year, recording eight tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.
The final 22-member team and honorary coach is selected by a voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®members and prominent media members who look for both their dedication to giving back and the embodiment of true leadership on and off the football field.
Taiwo is currently ODU's president of SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee), and has volunteered. among others, with Operation Christmas Child, Trex recycling program and Hampton Roads Youth Foundation football camps.