Although he is set to become UNC’s number one target in the passing game this fall, senior wide receiver Austin Proehl was recognized Monday for the work he does away from football.
Proehl is one of 146 nominees for the 2017 American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team–which is one of the top off-the-field honors in the sport.
Selected since 1992, the Good Works Team is meant to highlight players across the country who dedicate a large portion of their time to volunteerism and enriching the lives of others.
Last season, Proehl was a recipient of the ACC Top Six Award for Service thanks to the mark he left around Chapel Hill.
He visits the UNC Children’s Hospital on Fridays before every home football game, while making efforts to follow up with the kids he meets during these trips.
On top of that, Proehl also ventures to local elementary schools where he participates in read-a-thons and field days–not to mention providing help to students in need.
He has also participated in other community service endeavors such as Habitat for Humanity and the Share Your Holiday family adoption program.
Of the 146 nominees selected for the Good Works Team, a final roster consisting of 22 players will be revealed in September.
For the full list of nominees, click here.
Photo via Smith Cameron Photography