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Utah State junior free safety is one of 146 college football players from across the country nominated for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, it was announced Monday by the Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association.
Since 1992, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has brought together a select group of college football players from across the country to honor their dedication to volunteerism and enriching the lives of others. While players are often recognized for their accomplishments and achievements on game day, these student-athletes have made significant contributions to the greater good of society, inspiring future generations of young athletes and the larger college football community.
The student-athletes nominated for this esteemed award embody the true spirit of teamwork and selflessness, donating their limited free time to helping and serving others. From founding a non-profit that helps orphans secure jobs in the workforce to raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer research, the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominees may wear different jerseys on the field, but they all exemplify a superior commitment to giving back off of it.
Comprised of 11 players from the FBS and 11 players from the Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA, the final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September.
Rocquemore is one of 76 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. He is one of five Mountain West players on the list, joining Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien, Colorado State offensive lineman Zack Golditch, Nevada offensive lineman Austin Corbett and San José State offensive tackle Nate Velichko.
Furthermore, Rocquemore is one of three players from the Beehive State to make the list as BYU linebacker Fred Warner and Utah defensive back Chase Hansen were also nominated.
The native of McKinney, Texas, joins former Aggies Chuckie Keeton (2011-15), Eric Moats (2009-11) and Geno Odong (2007), who were also nominated for the award. Keeton was one of 22 players named to the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and represented Utah State at the 2015 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La.
Rocquemore played in the first eight games of his sophomore campaign in 2016, making six starts, before missing the rest of the year due to injury. He finished the season with 39 tackles, including 1.0 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry. He recorded a career-high 10 tackles, to go along with one pass breakup, at Colorado State on Oct. 8.
As a redshirt freshman in 2015, Rocquemore played in all 13 games and finished the season with 27 tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss. His 97-yard fumble return for a touchdown at Washington on Sept. 17 ranks as the second-longest in school history, and tied for the fourth-longest fumble return for a touchdown in MW history.
For his career, Rocquemore has appeared in 21 games, recording 66 tackles, including 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks, two interceptions, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
USU football season tickets are on sale now. Fans can become season ticket holders for as low as $110. New for 2017 are Value Season Ticket Plans, which include four adult season tickets on the east side of the stadium starting at $450. Youth season tickets are available for just $60 and Family Plans, consisting of two adult tickets and three youth tickets, can be purchased for as low as $340.
Utah State begins the 2017 season at Wisconsin on Friday, Sept. 1. The game will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. (MT). The Aggies are 1-1 all-time against the Badgers as they posted a 20-0 road win in 1968 and then lost in Madison in 2012 by a final score of 16-14.
Utah State’s home opener will be on Thursday, Sept. 7, against Idaho State at 6 p.m., while its Mountain West opener will be at San José State on Saturday, Sept. 23.
For ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the “Buy Tickets” tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.
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