Columbia, Mo. – Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced Wednesday nominees for the 2021 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, the 30th year of this storied recognition, including Mizzou senior running back Tyler Badie. From across the country, 109 student-athletes with stories of exemplary community service, alongside their academic dedication and impact on and off the field were nominated.
This year’s candidates include student-athletes who are scholars, leaders and community champions. These nominees have volunteered to build homes, mentor underprivileged kids, aid in COVID-19 relief efforts, as well as advocate against domestic violence and racial injustice.
A spring 2021 University of Missouri sport management graduate, Badie totals nearly 150 hours of community service during his time at Mizzou. His activities include Mizzou Impact, Freshmen Move-In and the Susan G. Komen Race.
“Giving back is a family tradition and we live by the motto, ‘to whom much is given, much is required’, Badie said. “When I give back, the smile on the other person’s face and knowing I made an impact, inspires me and reminds me of why it’s so essential.”
Badie ranked second among all Tigers in touchdowns (six), rushing (242 yards) and all-purpose yards (738 yards / 73.8 ypg) in 2020. He was the only Tiger to catch a pass in every single game in 2020 and has caught a pass in 22 of his last 23 games.
Earlier this week, Badie was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List, presented annually to the nation’s top college running back.
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