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Update: Vanderbilt Kicker, Mayfield Alum Casey Spear Named to Allstate Good Works Team

Spear is one of 22 players on the national team of student-athletes recognized for their volunteer work in the community and beyond.

Former Mayfield High kicker Casey Spear is pictured. He has been named to the 2013 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. Photo Courtesy of Vanderbilt University.
Former Mayfield High kicker Casey Spear is pictured. He has been named to the 2013 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. Photo Courtesy of Vanderbilt University.
A former Mayfield Wildcat has been recognized nationally for his work outside of the classroom and away from the football field.

Casey Spear, a 2010 Mayfield High School graduate, was named to the 2013 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, which honors student-athletes in the NCAA for their volunteer work. Spear is the kicker for Vanderbilt University.

"He's a great guy to be up for this award," Larry Leathers, Vanderbilt's assistant football director, said during the nomination phase. "He's also one of the best kickers in America."

Spear was one of a record 150 nominees for the team. He is one of two Ohio natives named to the team (also, Tusculum quarterback Bo Cordell from Cincinnati). Allstate and the AFCA have named a Good Works Team every year since 1992.

According to the AFCA, Spear:
  • Spent spring break on mission trips in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He visited Mexico, Haiti and Peru to lead camps and work on the construction and maintenance of orphanages.
  • Visited patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to raise their spirits.
  • Mentored adults at Safe Harbor of Nashville through a recovery program that aims to keep adult men drug- and alcohol-free.
"The award recognizes a select group of college football players who have made a commitment to enriching the lives of others while contributing to the greater good of their communities," according to a statement from the AFCA.
Cathy Murphy September 18, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Brandon: his name is Carey not Casey plz correct it Carey Spears exceptional volunteerism should be inspirational to us all esp young athletes to demonstrate there can and should be more to their lives than sports

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