University of Rhode Island center Matt Greenhalgh is one of 22 college football players from across the country who has been selected to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which honors players for their outstanding community service work.
Greenhalgh is a graduate of Ponaganset High School. Earlier this year, he spent five days donating his bone marrow to help save the life of a person for whom he was a match. The recipient was a 42-year-old man with leukemia, Greenhalgh told The Journal in April.
In addition, he has organized community-service projects with the North Kingstown Special Olympics team, and been a participant in the annual Autism Walk.
The All-State AFCA Good Works Team actually consists of two 11-player teams: one from the Football Bowl Subdivision, and one for the other NCAA divisions. There were 112 nominees this year.
URI fans can vote for Greenhalgh as the Good Works team captain by clicking on this link.
All 22 players on the team are invited to New Orleans in January to participate in a special community-service project before the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Click here to read Paul Kenyon's story from earlier this year about Greenhalgh's decision to become a bone-marrow donor.