THE FLATS – Georgia Tech junior defensive back Juanyeh Thomas (Niceville, Fla./Niceville) is one of 109 nominees for the 2021 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, the American Football Coaches Association announced this week. The Good Works Team recognizes student-athletes for exemplary community service, alongside academic dedication and impact on and off the field.
Thomas is a fixture in the Atlanta community. He has served as a celebrity reader at a local elementary school, participated in a toy drive for a local low-income apartment complex, joined teammates to help clean a local Salvation Army facility and taken part in a community enhancement project by assisting with trash pickup in neighborhoods near Georgia Tech’s campus. He also helped create and deliver a Martin Luther King Day presentation in conjunction with Georgia Tech professors, including recruiting efforts to increase attendance and engagement at the event.
On the field, Thomas is a two-year starter at safety and has compiled 119 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defended over the past two seasons. As a true freshman in 2018, he was named freshman all-America and first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference as a kick returner. He holds five school records as a kick returner, including most kickoff returns for a touchdown in a season, career and consecutive games (2).
From the 109 nominees, the 22-member 2021 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team will be selected by a voting panel of journalists and former Good Works Team members. After the team is announced in September, fans can cast their vote for the 2021 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team captain at ESPN.com.
Defensive end KeShun Freeman is Georgia Tech’s most recent representative on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, having been selected to the team in 2016.
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