Michigan OL Patrick Omameh named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
ANN ARBOR -- Patrick Omameh has been as solid as they come for the Michigan football team, making a whopping 32 straight starts at right guard.
And, apparently, he's pretty solid off the field, too.
Omameh, a fifth-year senior, was named to the AllState AFCA Good Works Team on Tuesday, an honor focusing on off-field contributions that went to just 11 student-athletes in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision.
The senior guard becomes the second Michigan player to receive the honor, as former punter Zoltan Mesko was recognized in 2009.
To become a member of the "Good Works Team," a player must be "actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or community service while maintaining good academic standing."
According to a Michigan release, Omameh was more than qualified. He makes weekly visits to Michigan's Mott Children's hospital and also participates in a variety of charity groups -- including Relay for Life, Victors Day and From the Heart.
Michigan fans can vote Omameh for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Captain spot by visiting ESPN.com and searching for "Good Works."