Cochran Nominated for Good Works Team


On the same day teammate Geremy Davis found his way onto the Biletnikoff Watch List, quarterback Casey Cochran was nominated for the 2014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.

Details via the AFCA release:

The team recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among others. Since its establishment in 1992, the award has existed to pay tribute to the good in college football that extends beyond the wins and the losses. The final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September.

Cochran is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at UConn, which oversees community service projects for the entire University and also serves as a voice between student-athletes and the athletic department.

He has regularly spoken to students at the Stafford Springs (Conn.) Elementary School about athletics and academics. Cochran has also been part of a group of football student-athletes that visit elementary schools in East Hartford and Manchester, Conn.

Cochran has volunteered at the New London (Conn.) Community Meal Center helping prepare and serve food and as an Athlete-Reader at the New London Elementary Schools.

Cochran, who is in good position to win the starting job as the Huskies' quarterback in 2014, was named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic team last season. In eight games -- including four starts -- Cochran led UConn to its only three wins, all while setting the school's single-game passing record (461 yards) against Memphis.

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