Friday September 24, 2010

Good Works

Football player and engineering major Dan Prindle is the first Flyer named to Allstate AFCA Good Works team for contributions to the community.

Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association have selected University of Dayton senior offensive tackle and mechanical engineering major Dan Prindle to their Good Works Team. Prindle is the first Flyers player ever selected to the team.

Fans can vote for a team captain by visiting the related link. ESPN college football analyst and Allstate AFCA Good Works Team national ambassador Lou Holtz will honor the winner during The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, on ESPN.

Prindle, a 2007 Carroll High School graduate from Fairborn, Ohio, has volunteered with Children's Medical Center, Society of St. Vincent DePaul and the Bombeck Family Learning Center on campus. He also has been a volunteer for a YMCA summer camp, the Special Olympics, the University's Christmas on Campus, and a School of Engineering camp for gifted students.

Prindle is an executive officer of Dayton's student-athlete advisory committee and has served as a representative at the NCAA's APPLE Conference, which works to improve substance abuse prevention programming and policies in athletics departments.

On the field, Prindle started in 10 games in 2009, helping the Flyers to a 9-2 record and a share of the Pioneer Football League championship. He was named second-team academic all-league.

A committee selected 22 college football players to the Good Works Team from 112 nominees nationwide.

"Allstate's partnership with the AFCA to present this award is not about X's and O's," said Guy Hill, vice president of sales and service for Allstate, who also served on the voting panel. "By shining a spotlight on college football student-athletes who demonstrate a unique commitment to serving their communities, we are protecting the integrity of the sport and showcasing its positive impact that extends well beyond the field of play."

For more information, contact Doug Hauschild at 937-229-4390.