NORTHBROOK, Ill.-UW-Platteville football senior wide receiver Mark Johnson has been announced as a nominee for the 2018 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team®.
Johnson is one of 169 college football players nominated in the elite pool comprised of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA. These individuals demonstrate dedication to community service and a desire to make a positive impact on the lives around them.
Johnson appeared in all ten games last season, contributed greatly to the Pioneers 7-3 record, set two new school records with 93 receptions and 1,218 yards in a season, and was voted team MVP and Offensive MVP for the 2017 season.
As president of the Pioneer Student Athlete Advisory Committee (PSAAC) and member of the WIAC SAAC, Johnson was involved in multiple service projects including the Wisconsin Special Olympics and assisting in the development of a plan for conference SAAC members to visit different member institutions in order to observe the varying structure and set up of athletic departments. Other charitable causes include Be The Match (national marrow donor program), speaking to local elementary schools about teamwork and the positive impact of sports, and benefits for a local rural fire department.
Moving into the upcoming football season, Johnson will be one of five team captains and leading a team campaign of #SetTheExpectation and #ItsOnUs for the 2018-19 academic year.
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® final roster of 22 award recipients and one honorary head coach will be released in September. Click here for the full release on the 2018 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team®.