University of Montana junior linebacker Jordan Tripp has been named one of 117 nominees to the 2012 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team. As one of college football's most prestigious off-the-field honors, the award recognizes a select group of college football players committed to making a difference in their communities.

Tackles or touchdowns have no bearing on this award, for it is the many examples of volunteerism and giving back that have earned the players nominations from their respective colleges and universities. From comforting patients at children's hospitals to building houses for needy families to mentoring at-risk youth, each Allstate AFCA Good Works Team member has his own unique and inspiring story.

In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and the AFCA, each player must be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or community service while maintaining a strong academic standing.

Allstate and the AFCA will launch the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team website on ESPN.com featuring profiles and images of the final team members, as well as the opportunity for fans to vote for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Captain.