Jared Crick a nominee for Good Works Team
Senior defensive tackle Jared Crick was among 132 national nominees for the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, announced on Tuesday. From the list of nominees, 22 student-athletes will be named to the Good Works Team in late September.
Nebraska has a candidate for the prestigious award for the second straight season, as Alex Henery was one of 112 nominees last year. The award recognizes the selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service made by college football student-athletes across the nation. The Good Works Team has been in existence since 1992, with Huskers earning 11 appointments, most recently fullback Dane Todd in 2006.
The nomination continues an impressive list of preseason accolades for Crick. The two-time, first-team all-conference selection has also been named to national watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award (nation's top defensive player), the Lombardi Award (nation's top collegiate lineman), the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation's top defensive player), the Outland Trophy (nation's top collegiate interior lineman) and the Walter Camp Award (nation's outstanding player).
Crick anchored a Husker defensive that helped Nebraska rank in the top 12 nationally in scoring defense and total defense in 2010. He totaled 70 tackles, including 36 solo stops, and had 9.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss to rank second in the Big 12. A two-year starter for the Blackshirts, Crick has totaled 145 career tackles entering 2011, including 32 tackles for loss, and 19 sacks and is in position to break the Huskers' career sack record with a strong senior season.