Nick Westbrook nominee for Good Works Team

Indiana fifth-year senior wide receiver Nick Westbrook was named as one of 137 nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team on Tuesday.

The final roster of 23 award recipients will be announced in September. The community service award goes to players who are actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.

Westbrook has been a volunteer with a number of organizations, including Everbody Plays — a sports program created by IU women’s soccer player Allison Jorden and supported by the IU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the IU Excellence Academy. It offers sports-themed events for athletes with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Westbrook has also volunteered with the Riley Children’s Hospital, worked with Camp Riley and participated in Change The Play, where Riley Health is partnered with Andrew Luck to bring kids together to tackle childhood nutrition and health.

He also has spent time as a Generosity Feeds volunteer, visited Hearthstone Health and taken part in the 2nd & 7 Foundation — promoting reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward.

Westbrook is a 2019 summer intern with the Indiana Department of Athletics Excellence Academy.

The Lake Mary, Fla., native returns for his final season on the field after posting team-best totals of 590 yards, 49.2 yards per game and 14.0 yards per catch in 2018. The two-time Biletnikoff Award Watch List honoree and three-time Academic All-Big selection is the 19th Hoosier to reach 100 catches (102) and 1,500 yards (1,654) in a career.

4 comments

  1. Well, that is the kind of athlete that sheds a bright light on college sports/football, himself, and IU football program.

  2. Agree. A definite attribute and example. Looks like this young man’s character will never see a loss column.

  3. He is a great representative for IU and the football team. I hope we have a QB this year that utilizes his talent so Westbrook excels on the field this year to match what all he does off the field.

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