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Nick Westbrook named nominee for 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team



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Sophomore wide receiver Nick Westbrook runs through the end zone after scoring against Wake Forest on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Westbrook was named to the 2017 Biletnikoff Award watch list Tuesday. Noble Guyon and Noble Guyon Buy Photos

IU football announced Tuesday that fifth-year senior wide receiver Nick Westbrook has been named a nominee for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.

The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team was established in 1992. To be considered for a spot on the team, a player must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.

Westbrook is active off the field, volunteering with Everybody Plays, a sports program created by IU women's soccer senior Allison Jorden and supported by IU Athletics and the IU Excellence Academy. The program offers sports-themed events for athletes with intellectual and physical disabilities, creating a chance for them to interact and learn from current IU student-athletes.

He has also volunteered with Riley Children's Hospital, where he worked with Camp Riley and participated in Change The Play. Change The Play a partnership between Riley and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to bring kids together to improve childhood nutrition and health.

Westbrook has also spent time as a Generosity Feeds volunteer, visited Hearthstone Health and takes part in the 2nd and 7 Foundation, which promotes reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward.

He is one of the 137 nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The final roster of 23 award recipients will be announced in September.

After the final team members are announced Sept. 12, fans can vote for this year's Allstate AFCA Good Works Team captain through the official page on ESPN.com.

Westbrook is coming off a playing season in which he had a team-best 590 receiving yards, 49.2 yards per game and 14 yards per catch in 2018. He is the 19th Hoosier to reach 100 catches and 1,500 yards in his career.

IU kicks off its 2019 campaign against Ball State University at noon Aug. 31 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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