Georgia grad Matt Stinchcomb looking for community leaders

Georgia letterman Matt Stinchcomb poses with one of his fans at Countdown to Kickoff, a charity event he organizes in Athens every summer. (Special photo)

Georgia letterman Matt Stinchcomb poses with one of his fans at Countdown to Kickoff, a charity event he organizes in Athens every summer. (Special photo)

Matt Stinchcomb did a lot of good things on the field and off as a football player at Georgia and in the NFL. Now he’s trying to see that for similarly-engaged college football players are recognized.

Stinchcomb is a selection committee member of the Allstate/AFCA Good Works Team. It is an organization that seeks to honor college football players who are as successful in community service as they are playing the game.

“The idea behind it is to highlight everything that is good and right about college football and college football players,” said Stinchcomb, a former Academic All-American who now works as a college football analyst for ESPN. “I just think it’s important to get that message out there in light of all the negative issues and situations that are being covered in college football, especially during this offseason. College football in general is as popular as ever and there are a lot of great things surrounding it. But this is beyond what’s on the field. These are kids who play the game well who are also influencing their respective communities in a positive way.”

The SEC placed six players on the list of 132 candidates representing all divisions in college football nominated to make the national team. Twenty-two players, two of which will be deemed captains, will be selected.

Georgia senior tight end Aron White is one of the SEC nominees. White has already graduated with a degree in management and was student speaker at UGA’s graduation ceremonies this past December. He’s participates in Habitat for Humanity, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Camp Kudzu, Camp Sunshine, Boys & Girls Club and several others. He is also interning in UGA’s compliance office, among other things. He has also played in 36 games with 16 starts at tight end at Georgia and has caught 25 passes for 411 yards and six touchdowns.

Two other Georgian’s were recognized for their “good works:” Albany native Jason Jones, a junior defensive end at Ole Miss; and South Carolina junior running back Kenny Miles, a graduate of Snellville’s Brookwood High. Auburn defensive back T’Sharvan Bell; Florida running back Jeff Demps and Kentucky defensive end Jacob Lewellen also were nominated.

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July 22nd, 2011
1:33 pm


July 22nd, 2011
1:50 pm

2nd – Dang!

Frank Lane

July 22nd, 2011
2:26 pm

Should be more of this type of recognition. Good job, Matt and Allstate.


July 22nd, 2011
2:31 pm

Matt is a great bulldog, no doubt about it!

Mtn Dawg

July 22nd, 2011
3:19 pm

This is cool. Thanks Matt. You ARE a great Bulldog.

Ga Peach

July 22nd, 2011
4:27 pm

Can’t wait for Boise State – love Coach Richt!

Mobile Dawg

July 22nd, 2011
6:07 pm

Whatta ya bet this won’t generate 8 or 10 pages of hits. The good stuff doesn’t seem to generate as much interest as the negative. Good job Matt, Aaron, and the rest.

Mobile Dawg

July 22nd, 2011
6:08 pm

I guess that would be Aron, sorry. Even if your not Dawgs thanks for your efforts.


July 22nd, 2011
9:16 pm

glad to see Matt reping both parkview and UGA!


July 22nd, 2011
10:38 pm

Great examples Matt and Aron. Stories like this make me proud to be a Dawg.

Old Dawg

July 23rd, 2011
8:50 am

There are tons of these stories, they just don’t get reported.

And … just once I wish negative folks wouldn’t post when there’s a positive story. I know it’s never gonna happen, but I can always hope.

dont get it

July 23rd, 2011
9:40 am

Matt is one of the all time greats. the DAWG nation is forever greatful.


July 23rd, 2011
3:28 pm

” Damn Good Dawg ” and person is the first thing that comes to mind.Lets hope more Dawgs follow in his footsteps.


July 23rd, 2011
4:05 pm

Great article–way to go Matt and congratulations to Aron—Aron a little under the radar with Charles getting lots of attention-hope opposing defenses treat it the same way-Aron will be a TD machine this year


July 23rd, 2011
7:00 pm

Perhaps, if they could ban Bill King from posting in the AJC, we’d all be better off..How does this guy keep his job..P..s poor represenative of the dawg Nation..I’ve never detested anyone who ever covered the dawgs from Ed Hinton,Jesse Outlar,Mark schlabach,Tim tucker,david davidson..etc..FIRE BILL KING!


July 24th, 2011
12:50 am

Aron White will have a bright future even after his playing days are done. He will be a success even if he never plays a snap of pro ball. DGD.


July 24th, 2011
7:17 am

Aron White is an outstanding young man. He is on his way to a successful adult life.

Lowcountry bulldawg is a d---he

July 25th, 2011
11:47 am

Saint Richt is a lousy leader.

UCF 10 UGA 6

BullDawg Rick

July 25th, 2011
12:51 pm

Matt – You are a class guy & a DGD!!
Aron Congrats to you too!!!


July 25th, 2011
4:19 pm

Way to go Matt and Aron. You are great examples of leadership.