NORTHBROOK, Ill. –– University of Tulsa senior offensive lineman Chris Paul has been named a nominee for the 2021 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.
Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced 109 nominees for the 2021 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, the 30th year of this storied recognition. Sports information directors – from divisions across the nation – nominated its student-athletes with stories of exemplary community service, alongside their academic dedication and impact on and off the field.
Paul, a senior from Houston, Texas, is a member of the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee and the NCAA Committee to Promote Cultural Diversity and Equity (CPCDE). He also serves as the chairperson of The American’s SAAC executive board through the 2021-22 academic year and is the AAC’s representative to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Paul has personified the meaning of student-athlete, excelling academically and athletically while serving the community. A top-10 freshman in 2018-19, Paul has volunteered at the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, Read Across America, Lift Up America and at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
The right tackle has started 28 contests in 32 career games played. He has started games throughout his career at right tackle, left guard and right guard. Paul was a second-team American Athletic Conference selection in 2020.
Paul earned his undergraduate degree in computer information systems and is working on his MBA. Paul is a member of the University Ambassadors, the Student Association, the Black Men’s Initiative, the Future Alumni Council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Tulsa.
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