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Justice Named To AFCA Good Works Team
Release: 09/14/2005

Sept. 14, 2005

WACO, TEXAS ------ University of North Carolina senior linebacker Doug Justice has been named to the 2005 American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team®. Justice is the first Tar Heel ever named to the team, which also includes players from Baylor, Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia, Nebraska, Kansas State, UCLA, UNLV, Tulane and Texas.

Justice, a three-time Academic All-ACC first-team selection, was selected for his active involvement in the community. He is a leader in North Carolina's Adopt-A-Classroom program where several football players visit local elementary schools and read books to children. He also organizes the football team's visits to the UNC Children's Hospital every Friday, helps build homes for Habitat for Humanity and serves dinner to homeless people at the IFC Soup Kitchen. In addition, Justice volunteers time to help raise money for the Youth Foundation and acquired donations from teammates and purchased gifts for needy families in the Chapel Hill area.

"It never ceases to amaze me to see the contributions student-athletes make to their communities," AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff said. "Often times, these young men are better known for the good things they do on the field. The AFCA is proud to recognize these student-athletes for the good things they do in their communities."

Nominees have to be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or involved in other community service activities. Candidates have to display sincere concern and reliability, while also having made a favorable impression on the organizations with which they are involved.

Division I-A










Head Coach

Hometown (High School)

Shawn Bell       




Guy Morriss     

China Spring, Tex. (China Spring)

Parys Haralson 




Phillip Fulmer   

Flora, Miss. (Madison Central)

Will Herring      




Tommy Tuberville  

Opelika, Ala. (Opelika)

Doug Justice    



North Carolina

John Bunting    

Port Orange, Fla. (Spruce Creek)

Mark LeFlore    




Bill Callahan     

Omaha, Neb. (Central)

Victor Mann      



Kansas State   

Bill Snyder       

Fort Worth, Tex. (Country Day)

Leon Moore      




Mike Sanford    

Las Vegas, Nev. (Rancho)

Dan Nelson      




Karl Dorrell       

Boise, Idaho (Centennial)

D.J. Shockley   




Mark Richt       

College Park, Ga. (North Clayton)

Matt Traina       




Chris Scelfo      

Coral Gables, Fla. (Coral Gables)

Vince Young     




Mack Brown     

Houston, Tex. (Madison)

Player Bios for Division I-A Good Works Team

Shawn Bell, QB, Junior, Baylor: Three-year member of Baylor's Student-Athlete Advisory Council ... Volunteered for Midway ISD carnival fund-raiser, Penelope ISD Red Ribbon Awareness week, Santa's Workshop, Bears `n' Books, Cub Club football clinic and Special Olympics mini-clinics ... Participated in a Marlin, Texas, bike race and parade benefitting a new recreation center, visited the Hillcrest Professional Development School and worked at a Lil' Wranglers Round-up party benefitting the American Cancer Society.

Parys Haralson, DE, Senior, Tennessee: Volunteered more than 155 hours during his career for various organizations and activities such as the Tennessee Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Club, Sacred Heart School, Keep America Beautiful and Team Focus camp ... Helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity, passed out turkeys during Thanksgiving holidays and participated in Special Spaces, working with terminally ill children ... Volunteered time at April Play Day, Tom Joyner Sky Show and National Crime Victim's Week.

Will Herring, FS, Junior, Auburn: Actively participates in Toys for Tots program and helped with a Beat Bama Food Drive which encouraged food donations during the Iron Bowl ... Active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, worked the Auburn City Schools Spirit Days and spoke at the Opelika City Police Department Youth Program ... Volunteer at Stony Brook Farm, which is a non-profit therapeutic horse riding facility for children with an illness, and Southview Elementary, reading to students.

Doug Justice, LB, Senior, North Carolina: Leader in North Carolina's Adopt-A-Classroom program where several football players visit local elementary schools and read books to children ... Organizes football team visits to the UNC Children's Hospital every Friday ... Helps build homes for Habitat for Humanity and serves dinner to homeless people at the IFC Soup Kitchen ... Volunteers time to help raise money for the Youth Foundation and acquired donations from teammates and purchased gifts for needy families in the Chapel Hill area.

Mark LeFlore, WR, Senior, Nebraska: Active member in the Nebraska Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team for dedicated community service ... Volunteers at the Village Manor Retirement Center, Children's Discover Center, Malone Community Center for Youth, Omaha Children's Hospital, St. Elizabeth's Hospital and local Special Olympics ... Member of a Student-Athlete Minority group committed to degree completion and speaks at numerous elementary schools.

Victor Mann, FB, Senior, Kansas State: Served as a mentor to at-risk middle and high school students in KSU's VIP Program ... Active in KSU's Read-to-Achieve and Kats for Kids programs, where he visits local schools and reads to kids or speaks about staying in school and saying no to drugs ... Participated in the Special Olympics Bowl-A-Thon, which raises money for Special Olympics ... Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and helps organize donations of food and money to help underprivileged families in the Manhattan area.

Leon Moore, DE, Senior, UNLV: Volunteers with Backpacks 2 Go, which is a group of people that fills backpacks full of healthy foods and distributes them to children at elementary schools located in at-risk areas of North Las Vegas ... Works for the Junior League of Las Vegas and helps put on group birthday parties each month for kids who live in shelters or who are homeless ... Delivers gifts to a needy family during the holiday season each year and works at the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Dan Nelson, LB, Junior, UCLA: A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, he helps raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides unrestricted grants to the families of military personnel who have given their lives in defense of our country, and the Pat Tillman Foundation, which was set up to honor the former college and professional football star ... Runs marathons and triathlons and solicites money from friends, based on his efforts, to donate money to the two military funds.

D.J. Shockley, QB, Senior, Georgia: Volunteer for Project REACH, which is recreation and educational activities for children with handicaps ... Member of the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committeee and H.E.R.O. for a day volunteer program, which assists children affected by AIDS ... Participated in the building of three homes for Habitat for Humanity, volunteers with the Special Olympics and assisted in raising funds for and distribution of Thanksgiving meals for needy families in the Athens area.

Matt Traina, OL, Senior, Tulane: Spearheaded Toy Drive, Clothing Drive and Canned Food Drive through the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... Organized a birthday party for children of a local homeless shelter in Tulane's basketball arena ... Volunteers with Deuce McAllister's "Shop with a Jock" program, where underprivileged children shop for Christmas gifts for their families ... Visits local schools and talks with, plays with and teaches children sports skills.

Vince Young, QB, Junior, Texas: Participates in the Longhorn Leaders program, serving as a mentor at local elementary and middle schools in Austin ... Regularly visits patients at the Austin Children's Hospital ... Helps tutor children in math and science while speaking to them about the importance of staying in school, education and remaining drug free ... Volunteers time at the Boys and Girls Club and YMCA ... Served as a big brother for a child involved in the "Make-A-Wish" program.

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