Sept. 19, 2001
Clemson, SC – Clemson defensive tackle Nick Eason was named to the 2001 American Football Coaches Association Good Works team on Wednesday. The AFCA recognizes 11 Division I players every year for their community service involvement. Eason was the only ACC player named to the team.
Eason has been active in community service since he first came to Clemson in 1998. Each year the ACC honors six student-athletes at each of its member institutions for their time spent on community service projects. Eason is the only Clemson student-athlete to be chosen for this award three times.
Eason, a graduate student from Lyons, GA, has traveled abroad with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to speak with students about the positives of athletics and to teach youngsters about sports. He also is a frequent visitor to elementary schools in he area.
Clemson’s defensive MVP last year earned his degree from Clemson in August and still has two years of eligibility remaining (including he 2001 season). He is the first Tiger gridder to earn his degree (sociology) with two years of eligibility remaining.
Eason is the second Clemson football player to be named to the Good Works team. Robert Carswell, now with the San Diego Chargers, was named to the team in 1999.
2001 AFCA Good Works TeamDivision I-A
Brooks Bollinger, Jr, QB, Wisconsin Rohan Davey, Sr., QB, LSU Nick Eason, Gr. DT. Clemson Joaquin Gonzalez, Sr, OT, Miami (FL) Patrick Kobongo, So, DT, Nebraska Graham Manley, Sr, TE, Syracuse Chris Porter, Sr, RB, UTEP John Richardson, Sr, OG, Boston College Charles Robinson, Sr., FS, Colorado John Stinchcomb, Jr., OT, Georgia Eli Wnek, Sr., DE, Arizona
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