Jenness honored at Allstate Sugar Bowl

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Spirit Lake native and Northwestern College of Iowa linebacker Jacob Jenness was named to the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Jenness and his fellow Good Works Team members attended a special halftime trophy presentation during the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
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Earlier this football season, Spirit Lake native and Northwestern College of Iowa linebacker Jacob Jenness was named to the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team – one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college football – for his dedication to giving back to the community. Jenness and his fellow Good Works Team members attended a special halftime trophy presentation during the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

Jenness was named to the Good Works Team for his ‘good works’ in the community, including:

• Volunteering with the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter since high school

• Traveling around the United States completing service projects in Jonesboro, AR where he helped tutor children and run a recreation league, and in New Orleans, LA where he worked with Urban Impact to help restore the city after damage from Hurricane Katrina.

• Volunteering in the local community around NU and on campus, regularly helping to run youth football camps each fall and acting as a student ambassador for the college, giving tours to prospective students and working alongside the admissions office.  

Cheryl Gerber/AP Images for Allstate

From this year’s 146 Good Works Team nominees, a final roster of 22 award recipients – comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA – were selected.

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