By By Kirby Morrison, News Staff
Zack Abrams, entering his fourth year with the Northeastern football team, has been nominated for the 17th annual Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.
The Good Works Team honors football student-athletes across the country who make outstanding contributions to charitable organizations and community service.
Two Good Works Teams will be announced during the 2009 college football season; one of players competing in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and one consisting of players from teams competing in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Division 2, Division 3, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Since he arrived on campus from Sharon in 2005, the 6-foot, 1-inch senior long snapper has helped start an after-school strength and conditioning program for at-risk kids at the Brookline Devotion School. He also volunteered for the Temple Israel Brotherhood on Holocaust Remembrance Day and volunteered at the Northeastern Football Bone Marrow Drive. Abrams has participated in the Walk for Autism and has worked at the Franciscan Hospital for Children.
In addition to his work off the field, Abrams has excelled on the field and in the classroom. He was named to the Colonial Athletic Association Football Academic All-Conference Team and has become an instrumental part of the Huskies’ special teams.