July 18, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football fifth-year senior offensive lineman Patrick Omameh (Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis De Sales) has been named by Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association as one of 117 nominees for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, college football's preeminent community service honor.
Omameh also was a nominee for the team in 2011.
"This year's Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominees have some of the most impressive community service resumes in the program's 21-year history," said Kathy Mabe, president of Allstate's West regions and a member of the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team voting panel. "These young men continue to raise the bar for the impact that student-athletes can have on others and are an inspiration to Allstate, our agents and our employees."
On the field, Omameh has started 29 consecutive games at right guard for the Wolverines. Double-majoring in communications and sociology with a concentration in business administration in U-M's College of Literature, Science and the Arts, he is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Off the field, Omameh visits the U-M Mott Children's Hospital weekly and participates with numerous service groups and charitable causes, including Relay for Life, Victors Day and From the Heart. He also visits the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center and participates in several other fundraising events, such as the David Mealer Memorial Golf Classic and "Bowling for Camp Michitanki." Omameh also recently was selected to the Order of Angell, Class of 2012, which includes leaders from a variety of campus organizations.
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 two 11-player Good Works Teams -- one comprised of players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and another representing players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II and III, and the NAIA. The final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in a September selection.
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