Collin Klein is one of 52 student-athletes to be named as a finalist for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team -- an award given for accomplishments both on the field and off of it. According to the award, "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."
Klein is certainly going to be the heart and soul of the Kansas State Wildcats' hopes for glory on the field in 2012 as a potential Heisman candidate and athletic threat at the quarterback position. However, the award also celebrates Klein as a community member around Manhattan. From the release:
A two-year team captain, Klein has already earned his degree from K-State following a 4.0 GPA during the 2011 fall semester in which he picked up Academic All-Big 12 accolades. He has also been very active in the Manhattan community since his arrival on campus in 2008.
A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Klein has regularly visited local retirement centers, been active in Read to Achieve in which he has helped out at elementary schools, has taken part in Adopt-a-Family during the holiday season and has been a regular volunteer for the Special Olympics Sports Clinic at K-State.