D.J. White Nominated for 2015 Good Works Team

July 14, 2015

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Georgia Tech senior defensive back D.J. White is one of 197 nominees for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, announced Tuesday by the Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association.

For 24 years, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has recognized college football players from across the country who exemplifies a superior commitment to community service and volunteerism.

White, a senior from McDonough, Ga., was honorable mention All-ACC in 2014, tallying 66 tackles with a team-high four interceptions and eight pass break-ups. He is a two-time Dean’s List honoree and has posted four semesters of a 3.0+ GPA.

White is an active member of Georgia Tech’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) and the campus chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In May, he was one of 19 Georgia Tech student-athletes to travel to the Dominican Republic for a five-day service trip. He has participated in making and delivering Valentine’s Day cards for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, washed the feet of the less fortunate at Agape Community Church, provided homeless and men and women with clothing a local church, and has spoken at numerous FCA events.

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, the final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September. From the nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, a special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members and prominent college football media members will select the 2015 Good Works Team®.

The 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® voting panel includes: former Good Works Team® members Zaid Abdul-Aleem (Duke, 1994 team), Matt Stinchcomb (Georgia, 1997, 1998 teams), Brian Brenberg (St. Thomas, 2001 team), Mike Proman (Amherst, 2002 team); media members Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN), Bruce Feldman (Fox Sports), Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star); current AFCA President and University of Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville; 1987 AFCA President and former head coach at Brigham Young University LaVell Edwards; and Jim Haskins, Executive Vice President, Allstate Brand Distribution.

Once the final team members are announced in September, fans are encouraged to visit the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® website on ESPN.com, featuring profiles and images of the players, for the opportunity to vote for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Captain.

In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and the AFCA, each player must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.

Georgia Tech opens the 2015 season Sept. 3 against Alcorn State (7:30 p.m. ET, RSN). 2015 Georgia Tech season tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets in person at the Georgia Tech Ticket Office (M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), by phone at 888-TECH-TIX, or online at togetherweswarm.com. Season tickets for Tech’s seven-game home schedule start at just $245 – a value of $35 per game. Great lower-level seats are available from $350. There is no per-game ticket or Tech Fund price increase in 2015. The only difference is the addition of a seventh home game (Georgia).

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Adam Gotsis, DT
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Paul Johnson
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Justin Thomas, QB
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Preseason All-ACC, first team (Phil Steele)
Preseason All-ACC, third team (Athlon)

D.J. White, DB
Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
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